Virgin River Has Officially Been Renewed For Another Season
And we finally know a release date for Season 5!
Virgin River, based on Robyn Carr’s romance novels, took Netflix by storm when it first premiered in 2019. Nurse practitioner Mel Monroe escapes the big city for small town life in idyllic northern California. There, she meets hunky, complicated bar owner and former U.S. Marine, Jack Sheridan. Loads of romance and dramatic storylines follow throughout the first four seasons of the series. Really, it’s no surprise that fans already want more before Season 5 has even premiered. So will there be a sixth season of Virgin River? Here’s everything we know so far.
Will Virgin River return for Season 6?
Yes! Netflix announced that Virgin River has officially been renewed for Season 6.
Alexandra Breckenridge, who stars as Mel in the series, previously revealed in a Cameo video that she was hoping for another season of Virgin River. “Fingers crossed for Season 6,” Breckenridge said ahead of the announcement.
When will Virgin River Season 6 premiere?
While we know that Virgin River Season 5 is coming to Netflix on Sept. 7, 2023, Season 6’s release date has not been announced yet. We’ll likely be waiting a while and can probably expect it sometime in 2024.
Will Netflix renew Virgin River for more seasons?
If fans keep watching, it sounds like Netflix is ready to deliver. Jinny Howe, head of drama series development and content acquisition at Netflix, told Deadline in August 2022 that she sees “more longevity and growth” with Virgin River.
“I think we definitely see more longevity and growth with the show,” Howe told Deadline. “As long as the audience asks for it and shows up — and I think we see with Season 4 that the fandom is very strong and growing in many places as well — it feels like based on what we’re seeing with Season 4 and the anticipation for Season 5 that there is a lot more storytelling to offer us.”
Howe also told Deadline that Netflix execs are “paying very close attention” to what Virgin River fans want from the series. “It will be exciting to see which characters continue to break out and audiences crave more of; we’re paying very close attention, understanding that this is a really rich universe of characters and that people can’t seem to get enough, myself included,” Howe added. “So I think as long as that continues to be the case — which we’re very hopeful for — you can rest assured that there will be more Virgin River.”
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