Virgin River Season 5: Will the new season be split into two parts?

Virgin River Season 5: Will the season be split into two parts?
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Is the latest rumor true? Is the fifth season of Virgin River going to be split into two parts? Continue reading to learn more.

Over the years, we have already seen many original Netflix series that have split their season into two parts with comparable episode counts, which has helped viewers understand the story and relate how the events of the previous chapters are being connected to future plotlines. There are a few examples of previous series that have done this, which includes You, Money Heist, Lucifer, Stranger Things, and Manifest, among other television series on different streaming services.  

We know you might be wondering the same since the fifth season of Virgin River has been confirmed to follow in season 4’s footsteps and boast 12 episodes with an average runtime of 40 to 48 minutes per episode rather than the 10 episodes of seasons one through three. This automatically makes one wonder if the season will be split into two parts with six episodes each. If you’re thinking the same thing, we can assure you that no such details have been revealed by the network or the show’s creators as of February 2023. 

On the other hand, there is still a lot of time for such details to be revealed among fans because the network hasn’t confirmed the exact release date of the season, which has been speculated by the fans to premiere sometime in the summer of 2023, and the most likely timeframe will be sometime around July 2023, which was recently hinted by Martin Henderson, with the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. In order to receive updates on when the latest episodes premiere on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.

Virgin River Season 5: Will the season be split into two parts?

Virgin River Season 5: What should the fans look forward to?

Not much has been revealed about the new season, but speaking to Glamour Magazine, Smith teased the upcoming fifth season, quoting, “We get into things that will be new and exciting, but still very much feel like the same show, but are definitely taking a more exciting approach to some of the stories. A little bit louder, but not to the detriment of the comfort of the show. I want it to feel like season five will be next-level.”

Alexandra Breckenridge also teased a heavier season, saying, “I think this season has started out well, and we’re getting into a few episodes soon that are pretty heavy. They’re really intense and I think that they’re some of the best episodes we’ve ever done. I never say that either! I think that there’s a high sense of drama that starts to come up this season that it’s going to leave people on the edge of their seats. At least, I hope. I’m excited to get into that.” 

On the bright side, IMDb has updated and released the titles of the three episodes, which give an insight into the plot, as follows:

  • Season 5 Episode 1: TBA – 2023 
  • Season 5 Episode 2: Songbird – 2023 
  • Season 5 Episode 3: Calculated Risk – 2023 
  • Season 5 Episode 4: Never Gonna Be the Same – 2023 

Furthermore, just days before season 4 premiered on Netflix, the show’s official Instagram posted a zoom photo of the entire cast and crew together, which will appear in the new season. During a table read for SEASON 5 can see seen together, quoting, “A snapshot of our amazing cast during a table read for SEASON 5. Yes, you heard that right folks….We have now started production on SEASON 5! Also, please meet our lovely new Showrunner for S5 @patrickseansmith (pictured here.) We can’t WAIT for you to see what we have in store. Don’t forget though, Season 4 is only 2 days away. See you soon!!” Take a look at the official post below: 


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When Virgin River Season 5 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services, as per the members’ locations and preferences.

In the meantime, catch up with the fourth season which showcased, Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins Season Four with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. 

Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige. Take a look at the official trailer below: 

Virgin River: Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix

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