Virgin River is an American romantic drama streaming television series produced by Reel World Management, shot in British Columbia, Canada, and based on Robyn Carr’s Virgin River novels.
The first season debuted on Netflix on December 6, 2019. In September 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth and fifth season. The fourth season was released on July 20, 2022.
When Was Virgin River Renewed for Season 5 at Netflix?
For those who are unaware, Virgin River was given a two-season renewal order following season 3. That means we’ve known about a fifth season for quite some time.
While two-season orders are not uncommon, they are unusual.
That suggests that Virgin River continues to outperform all internal targets, and according to an interview with Netflix’s head of drama, the show “has some of the most appealing economics for a TV series with a very high return on investment as it costs a lot less to make than special effect-heavy productions.”
Virgin River Season 5 Release Date Speculation
Netflix has already confirmed that there will be a Virgin River season 5, but no specific release date has been set.
Season 5 is expected to premiere in the summer of 2023, based on what we know so far.
Who is in the Virgin River Season 5 Cast?
Based on the events of Season 4, we can assume the following cast members will return for Season 5:
- Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe
- Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
- Tim Matheson as Dr. Vernon “Doc” Mullins
- Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
- Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton
- Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
- Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
- Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
- Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
- Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela
- Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts
- Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Cameron Hayek
- Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
- Teryl Rothery as Muriel
- Nicola Cavendish as Connie
- Stacey Farber as Tara Anderson
- Gwynyth Walsh as Jo Ellen
- Chase Petriw as Christopher
- Barbara Pollard as Melissa Montgomery
What Will Season 5 of Virgin River Be About?
There are many unanswered questions following the Season 4 finale.
Thankfully, the series’ new showrunner Patrick Sean Smith (who replaces previous showrunner Sue Tenney) is aware of this, and he is not about to disappoint fans in season 5.
“There’s a lot going on, and it took me a while to wrap my head around what [the characters] have all been through, where they’re going, and where I’d like them to go,” he said to TVLine in July. “I wanted it to go as smoothly as possible.”
So, Patrick, do you know where the new season will begin? He does, indeed. “Season 5 begins immediately after Season 4,” he added. “There is no time difference between four and five.”
How Can I Watch and Stream Virgin River Season 5?
Unfortunately, Virgin River season 5 will not be available on Netflix for quite some time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch up on seasons 1 through 4 in the meantime.
If you’re a new Netflix subscriber, you can try a 30-day free trial before deciding on plans that start at $6.99 per month.
If you’re familiar with the streaming service, all you have to do is go to the show’s page on the Netflix official site or the Netflix app to watch it from wherever you are.