Based on the titular series of novels written by Robyn Carr, Virgin River has acquired quite some fame in the romantic drama genre so far. It is also “one of the most popular shows on Netflix,” as per Netflix Life. Season 4 of Virgin River premiered in July 2022, which immediately led to an exponential increase in the viewership figures. Consequently, Netflix has decided to renew the show for a fifth season.
Be that as it may, fans are speculating whether there will be more seasons after Season 5 or not, considering there are so many loose ends, including the two pregnancies.
If you are unversed with the show, take a look at the trailer below:
The good news is that Virgin River Season 5 was already announced even before Season 4 got released.
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What is the fate of Virgin River after Season 5?
In a conversation with Deadline, Jinny Howe, the head of the drama at Netflix, mentioned something about the future of this small-town drama.
Howe said, “I think we definitely see more longevity and growth with the show. As long as the audience asks for it and shows up — and I think we see with season 4 that the fandom is very strong and growing in many places as well — it feels like based on what we’re seeing with season 4 and the anticipation for season 5 that there is a lot more storytelling to offer us. It will be exciting to see which characters continue to break out and audiences crave more of; we’re paying very close attention, understanding that this is a really rich universe of characters and that people can’t seem to get enough, myself included. So I think as long as that continues to be the case — which we’re very hopeful for — you can rest assured that there will be more Virgin River.”
Be that as it may, we still cannot consider this as an official announcement regarding the season’s renewal. Considering Netflix’s history with renewals, it’s important to keep our fingers crossed for more content from Virgin River. For instance, fan-favorite shows like Raising Dion, First Kill, Archive 81, and The Baby-Sitters Club are canceled just like that.
We hope that Virgin River is in for the long haul, especially after Season 4, considering its viewership figures which is one of the major reasons that can cancel or renew the show for a new season.
Stay tuned for more updates!