When will Virgin River season five be released? Here's what we know so far

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OK, so while we patiently wait for Netflix to drop Virgin River season four, we're looking ahead to a potential season five. Because it's what the people want, right? Here's what we know so far, from a release date to storylines and what the cast have said about it.

Has Virgin River season five been confirmed?

Certainly has! Just two months after season three of Virgin River was released in July 2021, Netflix went ahead and confirmed both a fourth and fifth season of the show was happening.

Announcing the news, Jinny Howe, Netflix's VP of original series, told USA Today: "[With] everything that's been going on in the world, people more and more [are] looking for, not just that comfort, but also that feeling of hope and that feeling of community.

"All of that really came together in a way that was really organic, and I think this was more of a proof point that this is a really vital area of programming for us."

What have the cast said about Virgin River season five?

Alexandra Breckenridge, who plays Mel Monroe, revealed in early January 2022 that sady filming for season five had been pushed back. Taking to Instagram Stories, she said, "We were supposed to start [filming] in March, but it was pushed so... I don't know. I don't know man.

"I'm hoping that maybe we'll start in the summer. It would be nice to film in Vancouver in the summer rather than the winter. To be quite frank with you guys, I'm pretty done filming in Vancouver in the winter. Not really interested in doing that ever again, actually.

"It's really cold. And when you're standing outside in sandals, and little outfits because it's supposed to be the middle of summer... not awesome!"

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Photo credit: Netflix

Who will star in Virgin River season five?

While we don't yet know what happens in season four (could there be a shock death?), we can't say for certain which characters will appear in season five. But fans are hoping the main cast will be on screen - Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), Jack (Martin Henderson), John (Colin Lawrence), Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley), Hope (Annette O'Toole) and Doc (Tim Matheson). And hey, maybe there will be some fresh blood too?

What might happen in Virgin River season five?

It obviously all depends what season four brings, as fans anticipate finding out whether Jack or Mel's late ex-husband Mark are the father of her child. Then there's also the small question mark over whether he ever goes through with the proposal.

Elsewhere at the end of season three, Preacher is poisoned by Paige’s old "friend", meaning Christopher is a vulnerable target for her ex-husband, Wes. Brady claims he's being set up after being arrested for shooting Brie's brother, while Hope is in critical condition following a car crash. Basically, *every* character's cliff-hanger needs to be sorted out in season four, before we can even begin to think about season five.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

When might Virgin River season five be released?

Seeing as Alexandra Breckenridge revealed filming is due to start in spring/summer 2022, it's unlikely we'll have anything before 2023. Fans are hopeful that Virgin River season four might drop in the next six months, though, so that's something to look forward to!

Virgin River seasons 1 - 3 is available to stream on Netflix now.


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