When Is Virgin River Season 5 Coming?

Netflix’s hit series, Virgin River, made a triumphant return with its fourth season in July 2022, leaving fans eagerly speculating about its future.

Published: August 23rd, 2023 7:15 am | Updated: August 23, 2023 7:15 am

When Is Virgin River Season 5 Coming? Well, Netflix’s hit series, Virgin River, made a triumphant return with its fourth season in July 2022, leaving fans eagerly speculating about its future.

The buzz surrounding the show’s fifth season has been steadily growing, with confirmed reports indicating that Virgin River Season 5 is currently in post-production.

Although the information flow regarding the upcoming installment hasn’t been overwhelming, enthusiasts have been treated to a consistent stream of updates, keeping them engaged and excited.

Despite Netflix’s somewhat reserved promotion strategy for the show, Virgin River has undeniably established itself as one of the streaming giant’s most popular and enduring series, consistently dominating viewership metrics and securing its spot at the pinnacle of Netflix’s charts year after year.

The possibility of cancellation, based on Netflix’s usual criteria, seems implausible, a sentiment occasionally lingering due to the series not receiving the same level of promotion as other big hitters like The Witcher.

Notably, with the rich source material of 24 Virgin River books available for adaptation, the potential for numerous additional seasons is significant.

Enhanced by its cost-effective production, Virgin River’s prospects for an extensive run are further bolstered. As fans eagerly await the arrival of Season 5, here’s a roundup of all the latest news and developments surrounding the beloved series Virgin River.

When Is Virgin River Season 5 Coming?

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The highly anticipated Season 5 of the series Virgin River has been officially confirmed, with the announcement made in September 2021.

The journey towards this new installment has been a rollercoaster, with filming already completed. While the production was initially slated for a March 2022 start, it encountered a delay and eventually commenced on July 18 of that year.

Clarifying earlier speculation, reports about the release date mishap on the Netflix Tudum site, indicating a May 2023 release, were only partially accurate. The upcoming season is set to grace screens in a two-part format on Netflix.

The premiere of the first part of Virgin River Season 5 is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2023, treating viewers to ten captivating episodes.

The wait for the conclusion will extend until Thursday, November 30, 2023, when the second part of Season 5 arrives on the streaming platform.

The finale will encompass two holiday-themed episodes, providing a fitting conclusion to the narrative threads of Virgin River’s fifth season.

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Who Are The Major Cast Members Returning For Virgin River Season 5?

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The anticipated cast for Virgin River Season 5 will feature the return of the core ensemble from the previous season, with familiar faces reprising their roles.

The only lingering uncertainty initially surrounded Steve Bacic, who portrayed the dual characters of Wes and his twin brother Vince.

With Wes meeting an unfortunate fate at the conclusion of Season 4, his reappearance was ruled out.

However, recent updates have unveiled that Bacic is indeed making a comeback in the role of Vince, offering viewers a continuation of his character’s storyline.

As for the remaining ensemble, Virgin River Season 5 is set to uphold the presence of all the pivotal characters that have played a central role in the series, promising a continuation that will undoubtedly captivate and engage its dedicated audience. Here is the list of all other cast members:

Martin Henderson will play the role of Jack Sheridan

Alexandra Breckenridge will play the role of Melinda Monroe

Tim Matheson will play the role of Dr. Vernon Mullins

Colin Lawrence will play the role of John ‘Preacher’ Middleton

Benjamin Hollingsworth will play the role of Dan Brady

Grayson Maxwell will play the role of Gurnsey Ricky

Annette O’Toole will play the role of Hope McCrea

Lauren Hammersley will play the role of Charmaine Roberts

Zibby Allen will play the role of Brie Sheridan

Kai Bradbury will play the role of Denny Cutler

Mark Ghanimé will play the role of Dr. Cameron Hayek

Steve Bacic will play the role of Vince

Gwynyth Walsh will play the role of Jo Ellen

Sarah Dugdale will play the role of Lizzie

Jenny Cooper will play the role of Joey Barnes

Nicola Cavendish will play the role of Connie

Chase Petriw will play the role of Christopher

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What To Expect From Virgin River Season 5?

The end of Virgin River season 4 revealed some surprising and important details that will shape the story of season 5. Doc’s grandson, Denny, has a disease called Huntington’s, which was unexpected.

Also, Jack found out that he’s the father of Mel’s baby, and this will affect their storyline in season 5.

There’s another revelation that he’s not the father of Charmaine’s twins. The person who shot Jack was revealed to be Vince, seen in a video.

Vince’s fate is uncertain after a confrontation with Preacher. It’s likely he survived since the actor is confirmed to return.

The episode titles for season 5 give hints about the story, like a community fire, with titles like “Never Gonna Be The Same,” “Trial By Fire,” and “From The Ashes.”

There will be a holiday-themed episode titled “Father Christmas” in part two. The title “Angel’s Peak” from the 9th book might also offer insight into the plot of one of the episodes.