Virgin River Season 5 Release Date: Everything We Know About the New Season
The fourth season of Virgin River premiered on 20th July on Netflix and, just like in season three, fans have been left in suspense leaving them looking to when season 5 will likely be released.
The show is based on a series of novels by Robyn Carr and was developed by Sue Tenny. It depicts the story of nurse and midwife Melinda Monroe, who leaves behind her traumatic past to work and start over in Virgin River, North California.
The Netflix show embodies the classic small-town series feel and is a perfect romantic drama that gets you invested in all the relationships formed and leaves you longing for the next moment.
Virgin River was renewed for a fifth season
The news dropped following the release of the third season. The announcement that the show had been picked up for a fourth and fifth season was made on the show’s Instagram page with the help of stars Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson.
Virgin River Season 5 will likely premiere in the Summer of 2023
With the recent release of the fourth season, we do not have a release date for season 5 as of July 2022. However, we can use the past patterns of how the show has been released to make an educated guess.
The show has been a huge success for Netflix ever since its release. Season 1 and 2 were released in November 2019 and December 2020 respectively before Netflix moved the show to its summer programming in 2021. Since its release, Netflix has been giving us one season of Virgin River per year, so it is safe to say that the earliest we can expect season 5 is in 2023.
Seasons 3 and 4 have been released in July 2021 and 2022 respectively. From the looks of it, we could be getting the fifth season of the show around July 2023.
Has Filming of Virgin River Season 5 begun?
Filming of the fifth season was scheduled to begin in March but the same was delayed due to several reasons, one of them being the pandemic of course. However, this week, the show through their Instagram page posted a photo of the cast doing a virtual table read of season 5. In the caption, they announced that the production of season 5 had started.
Filming of the show began in July and is scheduled to run till November 2022.
Virgin River Season 5 Cast: Who will be returning?
The show has had the same cast from the beginning. It stars Alexandra Breckinridge and Martin Henderson play the main couple, Mel Monroe and Jack Sheridan. Thanks to the screengrab of the table read posted on the show’s Instagram page, we can now be able to tell who will be joining them, at least for the first episode:
- Colin Lawrence as Preacher.
- Lexa Doig as Paige.
- Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine.
- Patrick Sabongui as Todd.
- Benjamin Hollingsworth as Brady.
- Zibby Allen as Brie, Jack’s sister.
- Tim Matheson as Doc, Virgin River’s doctor.
- Annette O’Toole as Hope, Doc’s wife.
- Mark Ghanimé as Cameron, who arrives in Virgin River to take over Doc’s practice.
- Teryl Rothery as Muriel, Hope and Doc’s friend.
- Stacey Farber as Tara, the daughter of Lilly, Muriel’s friend.
- Kai Bradbury as Denny.
- Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey as Ricky.
- Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie.
- Daniel Gillies as Mark Monroe, Mel’s husband who died before the show started and appears in flashbacks.
The Instagram post also announced the introduction of a new showrunner, Patrick Sean Smith. he is well known for working on The CW’s Supernatural, ABC Family’s Chasing Life, and most recently writing the episode Jolene on Netflix’s limited series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings for which he also served as executive producer and showrunner. He replaces Sue Tenney, who has been the Virgin River’s showrunner for the past four seasons.
How Many Episodes Will Virgin River Season 5 have?
Seasons 1 through 3 had 10 episodes each. However, season 4 has 12 episodes. We should expect that season 5 will also run for 12 episodes. This was confirmed by Alexandra Breckenridge in a live stream.
Where will Virgin River Season 5 be Filming?
Although the fictional Virgin River is supposed to be in California, filming of the fifth season will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Annette O’Toole, who plays Hope, confirmed this in an interview with PureWow: “I’m actually leaving tomorrow to go to Canada to film season five,” she said.
There is no Trailer for Virgin River Season 5
Since the show recently announced that they had just started filming the fifth season, we should not expect a trailer to be released soon. In the meantime, you can enjoy all the previous seasons of the show.
All the Virgin River seasons are available to watch on Netflix, including the newly released season 4.