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Virgin River Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

Season 5 of Virgin River is on the way! The fourth season of Netflix’s romantic drama series came out in July 2022. This show is based on Robyn Carr’s novels of the same name. Due to the immense love and support of fans, Virgin River was renewed for a fourth and fifth season in September 2021.

In the fourth season of the show, we got to see a pregnant Mel (portrayed by Alexandra Breckenridge) as she tries to find out who is the father of her child. Is it her late husband Mark (essayed by Daniel Gillies) or her boyfriend Jack (played by Martin Henderson)? The forthcoming season of the show will contain lots of drama. Keep scrolling further to catch more deets about season 5 of the show Virgin River including its storyline, star cast, and more.

What is the Netflix show ‘Virgin River’ all about?

For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, the show Virgin River is based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr.  The show revolves around a woman named Melinda “Mel” Monroe (played by Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse practitioner and midwife who uproots her big city existence after the demise of her husband and decides to start over her life again by taking a job in the small, very remote California town of Virgin River.

The first season of the show Virgin River saw the light of day on the streaming giant Netflix in the year 2019. Season 2 of the drama series came out the next year. The third season of the show dropped on Netflix in June 2021. In September of the same year, the show was renewed for a fourth and fifth season.

Who will star in season 5 of the Netflix show ‘Virgin River’?

In July 2022, a lovely picture of the star cast of the show doing their first table read was shared on the official Instagram page of Virgin River. According to that, the star cast of season 5 of the show Virgin River will include 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, and Gwynyth Walsh as Jo Ellen.

Other cast members of the show are as follows:  Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan, Colin Lawrence as John ‘Preacher’ Middleton, Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes, Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie, Nicola Cavendish as Connie, Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler, Chase Petriw as Christopher, Mark Ghanime as Dr. Cameron Hayek, Teryl Rothery as Muriel, Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela, Steve Bacic as Vince, Trevor Lerner as Bert Gordon, Christina Jastrzembska as Lydie, Keith MacKechnie as Nick, Emma Oliver as Young Mel and Lucia Walters as Julia.

What will season 5 of the show ‘Virgin River’ be all about?

As of this moment, Netflix has not revealed the storyline for season 5 of the show Virgin River. However, it seems like the fifth season of the series will start right where the fourth one left with Mel Monroe and Jack Sheridan preparing for the birth of their baby girl. During an interview with Glamour, Martin Henderson spilled the beans on the fifth season of the show Virgin River. Then, he said, “Season five’s great, by the way. It’s the best season yet. I’m amazing in it.”

At that time, Henderson went on to say, “The baby stuff gets really interesting [in season 5]. A lot of stuff gets wrapped up and then there’s a whole bunch of new beginnings, new storylines. I can’t give too much away. I know someone might move away. Someone might leave.”

Who is the showrunner for season 5 of Virgin River?

The fifth season of the romantic drama series Virgin River will have a new showrunner. Patrick Sean Smith, who is best known as the creator of the show Greek and executive producer of the TV series Chasing Life, will be the new showrunner of the show Virgin River. Prior to Smith, Sue Tenney helmed the hit show.

During a July 2022 interview with TVLine, Patrick Sean said,  “Sue had moved on to other projects, and I’d worked with Netflix on Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings so we had a pre-existing relationship.” He further added, “I was already a fan, and I was super excited when they came to me with the possibility. The cast cares so much about the show and the fans, and they want to put on the best show possible. I think they’ve done that for the past four seasons, so it just makes it easier for me to pick up the ball and keep running into Season 5 and beyond.”

At that point, Smith told the media outlet, “There is a lot going on, and it took me a while to get my head around what [the characters have] all been through, where they’re heading and where I’d like them to go. I wanted it to be as seamless as possible.” He concluded by saying, “Season 5 picks up right after Season 4. There’s no time jump between four and five.”

When did the filming for season 5 of Virgin River begin?

The production for the fifth season of the show Virgin River started in July 2022. At that point in time, a photo of the cast of the show doing their first table read was shared on the social media platform Instagram alongside the caption, “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 Show-runner 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!!”

Later on,  in November 2022, the official Instagram account of the series Virgin River confirmed that the filming for season 5 has been wrapped up with a fun video of the cast. The caption of the video read, “That’s a WRAP on Season 5! 😉.” The video showed all the cast members of the show dancing and having a good time.

How many episodes will be there in season 5?

In a previous livestream captured by What’s on Netflix, Alexandra Breckenridge who will be seen reprising her role as Melinda “Mel” Monroe in the fifth season of the show Virgin River, revealed that the forthcoming season of the show will have a total of 12 episodes.

When will season 5 of the show ‘Virgin River’ be released?

Up until now, Netflix has not disclosed the release date of the upcoming fifth season of the show Virgin River. Although,  as per a video captured by a Virgin River fan account, Martin Henderson previously teased that the new season of the drama series will be released sometime in July 2023. Along with Martin, Alexandra Breckenridge also hinted towards a July release in a previous Cameo to a fan.

The fans are eagerly waiting

The fans are excited about season 5 of Virgin River. One social media user wrote, “I LOVE the show, just wish it would be released sooner. The story line is so slow and it breaks the momentum. The actors have aged 5 years and the story line is supposedly over 9 months?!?!?” Another fan chimed in, “Omg will Charmaine actually ever have the babies!?!? This pregnancy has been going on for way too bloody long!!”

A user went on to say, “I love you all, I can’t wait to see the 5th, 6th, 7th seasons and beyond of this series 😍😍.” Followed by a fourth user who penned, “I love the series, in the office several of my colleagues have seen it, and we like it a lot. We would all like to live in that town 😍.”

One netizen dropped a comment that read, “It is hard to stay invested in a series when there are long delays between seasons, unequal episode counts and no set timeframes for season schedules. I know Covid put a wrench in things but most mandates have been long lifted & other shows have managed to keep a schedule (soap operas, Survivor) Outlander is another frustrating one.”

A fan commented, “People of Heaven, this series is hooked, see mercy, release soon this fifth season, for God’s sake, it’s serious that it takes too long, then I saw one of the series I like the most, but unfortunately, it takes too long.”  Another one added, “missing my favorites, can’t wait to see them again, and maybe (hopefully) a season 6 renewal :).”

A user wrote, “Rewatching all previous seasons again for the 3rd time!!! Needed I’m desperate for the next season.” A social media user penned, “Miss you all and this show. We would love #VirginRiver to renew for Season 6. Please!!”, meanwhile a comment read,
When is the new season? I’m looking forward.”

Will you watch season 5 of the Netflix show Virgin River? Drop your thoughts on the hit drama series in the comments section below. Till the new season of the show drops, you can binge-watch the last four seasons on the streaming platform Netflix. Check this space for more updates from Hollywood.

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