If you’ve just finished watching Virgin River Season 4, we are sure you’ll be craving some more riveting drama. Well, guess what? You couldn’t be luckier because Virgin River Season 5 is waiting for you, maybe not just around the corner, but yes, surely waiting for you.
For those living under the rock, Virgin River is an American romantic drama based on the titular novel series written by Robyn Carr. Its first season premiered on December 6, 2019, and its latest season, season 4, was released on July 20, 2022. All the seasons are available on Netflix. The series is centered around Melinda Monroe, also popularly called Mel, who works as a nurse practitioner.
She moves to Northern California, a remote town in the Virgin River, to start a new life and leave her painful miseries behind. The catch is that she soon realizes that the small town life is not what she expected.
Check out the latest trailer of the series to get more acquainted with the characters.
With season 5 not completely far-fetched, the series has spiked a plethora of questions among the viewers, one of them being, who shot Jack?
Be that as it may, let’s take a look at some of the updates regarding Virgin River Season 5.
Is Virgin River Season 5 officially renewed?
Fortunately, yes. According to the official announcement by Netflix on September 20, 2021, there will be a Virgin River Season 5. Netflix had announced a two-season renewal, which included Season 4 and Season 5.
✨ Fantastic news! ✨ Not one but two! The @Netflix Virgin River Series has officially been renewed for seasons 4 AND 5!
Here’s the @TVLine article with the announcement. https://t.co/RgeUU269np#robyncarr #virginriver #virginriverseriesnetflix #virginriverseries #Netflix
— Robyn Carr (@RCarrWriter) September 20, 2021
Virgin River Season 5 Release Date
It’s too early to officially confirm any release date for Virgin River Season 5, considering that season 4’s last episode aired recently on July 20, Wednesday.
Nevertheless, we can predict that Season 5 will stream in 2023, considering the year of release of its predecessors. According to What’s on Netflix, Virgin River Season 5 will release by the summer of 2023. Too difficult to wait till then, but it’s worth the wait!
How many episodes will be there in Virgin River Season 5?
Unlike its previous seasons, which constituted 10 episodes each, Season 4 included 12 episodes. Many are speculating that Virgin River Season 5 will also include 12 episodes. Fans are suspicious about whether season 5 will be the last season. However, there has been no official announcement as of yet.
Is Virgin River season 5 in production?
Believe it or not, Virgin River Season 5 has officially begun its production. Don’t believe it? Check out the post of July 18, 2022, from the show’s official Instagram account, which depicted a virtual table read with the cast. This means that season 5 has begun, lock, stock, and barrel.
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In January 2022, Alexandra Breckenridge, who plays the role of Mel Monroe, announced that the shooting of Virgin River Season 5 was unfortunately delayed from its planned March start date. However, they have recently begun their shooting which is good news for all the devoted fans of the series.
In an interesting turn of events, the series will also be introducing a new showrunner with season 5, Patrick Sean Smith, who is known for his previous works like Supernatural, Chasing Life, and Greek.
Who is the cast of Virgin River Season 5?
Based on the post shared on the show’s official Instagram account, we can expect the following cast to be there in Virgin River Season 5:
- Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe
- Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
- Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
- Tim Matheson as Dr. Vernon Mullins
- Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
- Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
- Gwynyth Walsh as Jo Ellen
- Colin Lawrence as John ‘Preacher’ Middleton
- Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
- Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
- Nicola Cavendish as Connie
- Chase Petriw as Christopher
- Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
- Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela
Where to watch Virgin River?
As aforementioned, all four seasons of Virgin River are available on Netflix.