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Virgin River’s fourth season was only recently released, but fans are already clamoring for it to return for Season 5.
Alexandra Breckenridge plays Mel Monroe, a nurse practitioner who moved to Virgin River from Los Angeles after her husband died in the first season.
Mel has discovered that what she thought was a tranquil, lovely place to settle down is actually a place full with mysteries since her arrival in the small village.
There has been romance, friendship, drama, and danger throughout the first four instalments, and after being left with a number of cliffhangers at the close of Season 4, viewers are eager for the show to return with answers.
Virgin River Season 5 Renewal Status?
It most certainly has! Only two months after the third season of Virgin River premiered in July 2021, Netflix reported both a fourth and five season are in the works.
“[With] everything that’s been going on in the globe, people more and more [are] yearning for, not just that comfort, but also that feeling of hope and that feeling of community,” said Jinny Howe, Netflix’s VP of original programmes, in a statement to USA Today.
“All of that came together in a very organic way, and I believe this was more of a proof point that this is a really important area of programming for us.”
Virgin River Season 5 Release Date Speculation
Virgin River Seasons 3 and 4 were both released in the summer, but Netflix has yet to formally confirm a return date. Season 3 premiered on Netflix in July 2021, followed by Season 4 in July 2022, thus the streaming service may follow suit and broadcast fresh episodes in July 2023.
Virgin River Season 5 Cast: Any New Addition?
We don’t know who will feature in season five, but fans are eager to see Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), Jack (Martin Henderson), John (Colin Lawrence), Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley), Hope (Annette O’Toole), and Doc (Tim Matheson).
Then there are the recurring characters, such as Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Joey (Jenny Cooper), as well as Brie (Zibby Allen), Ricky (Grayson Maxwell), and Mark (Daniel Gillies). And who knows, maybe there will be some new blood as well?
Virgin River Summary
At the end of Season 4, Virgin River was busy.
Throughout the series, Mel’s unborn baby’s father was unknown. Her pregnancy was revealed at the end of Season 3 and although she was in a relationship with Jack when the third season ended, they had been broken up in previous episodes which saw Mel travel to L.A. to a fertility clinic where the embryos she and her late husband Mark (Daniel Gillies) had frozen were being held. Mel didn’t know if Jack or Mark was the father.
Jack is Mel’s baby’s father, the show confirmed in the Season 4 conclusion. Jack proposed to Mel, something he had planned to do last season but was stopped by her pregnancy. She said yes.
Virgin River Season 5 Storyline Expectation
Mel and Jack will juggle kids and wedding planning in Season 5.
Jack’s former Charmaine Roberts (Lauren Hammersley) told him she was expecting twins. During Season 4’s dramatic delivery, she confessed he wasn’t the father.
Mel actor Breckenridge has shared how she feels this development will effect Jack’s storyline for Season 5. She told TV Line: “Being betrayed on such a big scale has to come with rage and hurt. He spent emotionally, mentally, and financially on these children. Dedicated. Jack will find it hard to let go.”
Elsewhere in Virgin River Season 4, Doc’s mysterious grandson Denny was found to be suffering from Huntington’s illness after he was observed digging through his grandfather’s medical cabinet and battling with memory. Doc will help his grandchild with Huntington’s disease in Season 5.