Good news Virgin River fans, it looks like Netflix has finally renewed Virgin River for not only one season, but two more seasons on the streaming service. According to USA Today, season 3, which debuted in July 2021, was consistently the most popular section on Netflix. So yes, naturally they decided to renew for seasons 4 and 5, which will be coming very soon. And in case you were wondering, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Alexandra Breckenridge and more will all return to star on the show.
Without giving too much away, season 3 included several heavy topics including a divorce, a new romance, a funeral, a hurricane and a fire.
Virgin River Renewed for Seasons 4 and 5!
‘Virgin River’ Earns 2-Season Renewal at Netflix https://t.co/LPFfpSEDOT
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 20, 2021
Showrunner Sue Tenney told Parade it was important for the show to explore trauma and uncertainty.
"It's easy to view Virgin River as a place devoid of malice. But even bucolic places have their share of trauma," Tenney told . "We wanted to explore how our characters would handle an intense, external conflict in their relationship, given their past. Jack is a vital member of the community and putting him in crisis will impact everyone differently." Mel and Jack fans, it looks like we can expect some intense (and romantic) moments for the couple. Check it out above.
'Virgin River' Cast
The series, based on Robyn Carr's book series, was an immediate success when it premiered in 2019. For season 3, viewers knew to look forward to a 10-episode third season featuring two new characters. Deadline has reported that Zibby Allen (Grey's Anatomy) would play Jack's sister, Brie, a lawyer "who is smart, hard-charging, ballsy and a whole lot of fun."
Stacey Farber (Saving Hope, Degrassi: The Next Generation) joined the series as a recurring character Tara Anderson, Lilly's (Linda Boyd) daughter.
In addition to Breckenridge and Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O'Toole, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Gurnsey, Lauren Hammersley, Sarah Dugdale, Jenny Cooper, Daniel Gillies, Chase Petriw, and Marco Grazzini also returned for season 3.
Virgin River centers on Melinda "Mel" Monroe, who moves to Virgin River to work as a nurse practitioner. In the small town in Northern California, she finds new beginnings, love, and an opportunity to heal from her tragic past.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on July 1, 2021. It was updated on September 20, 2021, after Netflix announced the new season renewals.