Virgin River continues to be a huge success for Netflix. Season 5 of Virgin River is currently in production in British Columbia, Canada. Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything we know so far about Virgin River Season 5, which will premiere on Netflix in 2023.
Virgin River, which debuted on Netflix in December 2019, has quietly been one of the streaming service’s sleeper hits, with fans all over the world enjoying the romantic drama starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, and Jenny Cooper. Season 4 of Virgin River will be available on Netflix on July 20, 2022.
When was the fifth season of Virgin River announced?
Even though it doesn’t always make the news, the show has been a huge success for Netflix. The show has amassed 333.92 million hours watched globally when it has been in the top 10s, per Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures. Following its release, Season 3 spent six weeks in the top 10 worldwide, accumulating 225.12 million hours of viewing between July 4 and August 15, 2021.
The hourly data is interesting because it almost exactly matches the profile of season 3’s premiere in July 2021. With the exception of week 1, when season 4 has a few more days available on the platform, a stronger first-week debut is possible.
For those who are unaware, Virgin River was renewed for two seasons after season three. That means we’ve been aware of a fifth season for quite some time. While two-season orders are not uncommon, they are becoming increasingly rare. That suggests that Virgin River continues to outperform all of Netflix’s internal metrics for the show.
Season 5 of Virgin River is currently in production?
Season 5 of Virgin River was set to begin filming in March 2022. That was later pushed back to July 2022, though even those dates were subject to change. The reason for the delay was unknown, but Alexandra Breckenridge was eager to film in the summer, claiming that filming in Vancouver in the winter isn’t as enjoyable. We can confirm that filming began on July 18th, 2022, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and will continue until November 10th, 2022.
The fifth season of Virgin River is currently in production, according to the official Instagram account for the show. The following cast members participated in that table read, indicating that they are all committed to the fifth season:
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
Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
Gwynyth Walsh as Jo Ellen
Colin Lawrence as John ‘Preacher’ Middleton
Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
Nicola Cavendish as Connie
Chase Petriw as Christopher
Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
Mark Ghanime as Dr. Cameron Hayek
Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela
Teryl Rothery as Muriel
Steve Bacic as Vince
Christina Jastrzembska as Lydie
Trevor Lerner as Bert Gordon
Lucia Walters as Julia
Keith MacKechnie as Nick
Emma Oliver as Young Mel
What to look forward to in Virgin River Season 5
At the end of the season, Charmaine confesses to Jack and Mel that the two boys aren’t actually his because she is in excruciating pain, afraid of losing her twins, and in pain. For season 5, this will undoubtedly be one of the most significant and important questions. Henderson and Breckenridge acknowledged that they are the twins’ parents in an interview with Glamour Magazine, which suggests that the twins’ father is a current cast member. Brady, Mike, and Dr. Cameron are the main “suspects.”
The show’s most adored couple, Mel and Jack, will continue to play a significant role in season 5. They should be followed in the upcoming season, with attention given to their marriage, family, and new baby girl.
Hope, the mayor of Virgin River, will continue to recover with Lizzie’s assistance, hopefully return to her duties as mayor, and strengthen her friendship with Muriel. Brady learned about Brie’s rape, and in the face of her ex-boyfriend and rapist Don, she made the decision to file a police report and sue him. The new season might centre on Brie’s trial and her telling Jack about the assault.
We left Vince unconscious on the floor in a cabin with Preacher and Paige, so it’s possible that Paige won’t return after this season. This is primarily because Preacher’s new love interest Julia was introduced in season 4, and there isn’t much support for the possibility of a love triangle.
When will Virgin River’s fifth season debut on Netflix?
It’s a little early to predict when season 5 will be available on Netflix because production has only recently begun. Having said that, extrapolating from past production schedules and release dates, it takes about 6-7 months for the show to finally appear on Netflix. The likelihood of the show returning in 2023 is high.
Virgin River season 5 could be available on Netflix as early as summer 2023 because production is expected to wrap up in November 2022.