Fans of Virgin River on Netflix are among the most devoted, and the good news is that the show’s production has been renewed for more seasons. Season 5 of Virgin River will premiere on Netflix in the fall of 2023 (in two parts! ), and season 6 has already been confirmed.
Netflix’s desire to prolong the life of its successful love drama is not surprising. Recently, Mel Monroe star Alexandra Breckenridge expressed her desire for a sixth-season renewal of the show, and she and the rest of us got our wish. Now that season 6 of Virgin River has been officially greenlit by Netflix, it’s time to provide viewers an update on the latest developments, such as the renewal, episode count, season 6 premiere date, filming status, and more.
Virgin River Season 6 Renewal Status
Actress Alexandra Breckenridge, who plays Mel, was overjoyed by the news of a sixth season of Virgin River, and her enthusiasm was mirrored by viewers all over the world.
In May of 2023, Netflix announced that the show would return for a sixth season. The decision to renew the show was made before the broadcast of the current streaming season (season 5), leaving viewers with many questions about the future of Mel and Jack (Martin Henderson). While production on season 6 of Virgin River has been confirmed, a premiere date is yet unknown. It’s unlikely that filming for the next sixth season has even begun due to the ongoing writers’ strikes, so fans should anticipate a delay.
Virgin River Season 6 Release Date
The premiere of Season 6 of Virgin River might happen as soon as the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025. Netflix renewed the show for a sixth season on May 17, 2023, with the intention of continuing the show’s annual release schedule. The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have halted production, however.
Once production resumes, we can set a release date. Season 6 could premiere as early as the fourth quarter of 2024 or as late as the middle of 2025, according to when production begins. At present, it appears that the latter scenario is more likely.
Virgin River Story
Mel, a nurse practitioner; Jack, a bar owner, and ex-soldier; Doc, the town’s trusted physician; Hope, the mayor; and the rest of the residents of the sleepy Northern California town of Virgin River are the focus of the show. Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, and Annette O’Toole are just a few of the A-listers who bring these roles to life.
Sue Tenney adapted the books by Robyn Carr for the screen; Patrick Sean Smith took over as showrunner for Season 5. Reel World Management expertly oversees the show’s production.
Virgin River Season 6 Cast
It’s safe to assume that Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson) will return for Season 6 of Virgin River, despite the lack of formal casting information.
Among the other familiar faces set to return are:
- Tim Matheson as Dr. Vernon “Doc” Mullins
- Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
- Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton
- Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
- Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
- Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
- Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Cameron Hayek
- Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
- Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
- Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela
- Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts
- Stacey Farber as Tara Anderson
- Gwynyth Walsh as Jo Ellen
- Teryl Rothery as Muriel
- Nicola Cavendish as Connie
- Chase Petriw as Christopher
- Barbara Pollard as Melissa Montgomery
- Kandyse McClure as Kaia Bryant
- David Cubitt as Calvin
Virgin River Season 5 Part 1 Ending
Season 5’s tense conclusion (not counting the two bonus episodes set to air later this fall) introduced several storylines for future seasons, such as a new clue about Mel’s biological father, Calvin’s return, Preacher’s fate following the apparent discovery of Wes’ body, and Lizzie’s possible pregnancy. Fans won’t be able to guess what happens next until the last two episodes air, but the show’s creators have plenty of material to work with in Robyn Carr’s Virgin River book series.
Virgin River Season 6 Plot
Season 6’s potential is murky before the publication of episodes 11 and 12, which will officially close out the fifth season. Some of the puzzle pieces, including Lizzie’s likely pregnancy, Doc’s research experiment, and Mel and Jack’s intention to buy Lilly’s property, were hinted at around the conclusion of Season 5.
Mel and Jack hope that by purchasing the farm, they will have more options for starting a family. Jack also says that the farm is a fantastic venue for weddings. Given this, season 6 may feature a wedding. Obviously, each individual and the group as a whole will face many more adversities.
Virgin River Season 6 Production Status
We regret to inform you that production on season six of Virgin River has not yet begun. We anticipate a similar production timetable for season 6 given that season 5 began filming immediately following the publication of season 4. This would indicate that production might begin as early as the fall of 2023.
However, this can only come to fruition if the writers’ strike ends. If the writers had begun production on the season before the strike, we may anticipate it to premiere in the first half of 2024. Nonetheless, the WGA strike will keep going as long as the agreement isn’t reached. Accordingly, if production on Virgin River Season 6 begins in the fall or winter of 2023, then we may anticipate its addition to the Netflix catalog sometime in the middle to late 2024.
Virgin River Season 6 Episodes
While it has not yet been announced, Season 6 is expected to consist of between 10 and 12 episodes. The first three seasons each had 10 episodes, while the fourth and fifth seasons had 12 episodes apiece; the latter two episodes of the fifth season were originally intended for a distinct holiday-themed release in late November.
Where to watch Virgin River Season 6?
When the time comes, you can catch the newest episodes of Virgin River on Netflix.
The storyline for the forthcoming season of the show is shrouded in secrecy. One thing is certain, though: thanks to Breckenridge, Henderson, O’Toole, and the rest of the devoted cast, Virgin River keeps winning over new viewers. Season 5 will premiere on Netflix in September, raising expectations for greater action in the upcoming season.