For Netflix, Virgin River is definitely an asset that continuously collects a huge number of views for the OTT platform. The fifth season of Virgin River is filming in British Columbia, Canada. Virgin River will soon hit on Netflix anytime in 2023.
It was December 2019, the first time the series debuted on Netflix, Virgin River is quite one of the big hits on Netflix and the journey of the series is very smooth. The series hits with fans across the globe and also enjoy the romantic drama featuring Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, and Jenny Cooper.
The fourth season of Virgin Eiver was hit on 20th July 2022.
Virgin River (Season 5): Renewal Status
For the people who have no idea, Virgin River had given a two-season renewal order following season 3. The fourth season had to go to be declared as we had already collected the word like the series that had started the shooting.
The series create a response among the audience, and also started the filming. When the two-season orders are not new, they are very rare. This thing suggests that Virgin River has continued to beat all of the internal goals, and according to an interview with Netflix’s head of drama, the show ” has some of the most attractive economics for a TV series with a very high return on investment as it costs a lot less to make than special effect-heavy productions.”
Virgin River (Season 4): Netflix Performance
The fourth season is definitely one of the big hits of Netflix even if it has been unable to cover all the headlines. Netflix’s top 10 has such hourly figures got 6 weeks, the show has got 304.790 million hours watched globally between 17th July and 28th August 2022.
By filling the gap of season 4 had much extra couple of e episodes, here are the statistics on how season 4 compared to season 3 over the first 6 weeks on the platform:
|Week in Top 10||Season 4||Season 3|
The external requirement looks to be strong for the show, albeit on Google Trends, they have suggested that the series may have peaked in interest with the third season.
On 13th October 2022, the series was the 25th most famous show of 2022 according to FlixPatrol top 10s.
Virgin River (Season 5): Production Status
The earlier reports in the year confirm that the filming of Virgin River season 5 is just due to start in March 2022. This was consecutively delayed to July 2022. The series was facing delays to July 2022 although even those dates had subjected and finished the changes.
We have reported that the filming was set to take place between 1st July and 30th November 2022. The reason behind the delay is still unknown. Alexandra Breckenridge is also interested in shooting in the summer by saying that Vancouver isn’t that fun to get the film in this winter.
We also can confirm that the shooting started in Vancouver, BC, Canada just on 18th July 2022, and has scheduled to run till 17th November 2022.
On Instagram, the official Vergin River series account confirmed that production is underway with a Zoom call of a table based on the fifth season.
The new post just follows:
“Our cast in a table read for SEASON 5. Yes, you heard that right folks. We have now started production on SEASON 5! Also, please meet our lovely new Showrunner Partick Sean smith. We can’t WAIT for you to see what we have in store. Don’t forget though, that Season 4 is only 2 days away. See you soon!!”
Virgin River (Season 5): New Showrunner
The biggest update about the series is Sue Tenney has been replaced by Patrick Sean Smith. The writer is popular for working in The CW’s Supernaturally, ABC Family’s Chasing Life, and recently writing the episode Jolene on Netflix’s limited show, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings for which he also comes as the executive producer and showrunner.
After several talks with Glamour Magazine, Smith teased the latest fifth season saying:
“We get into things that will be new and exciting, but still very much feel like the same show, but are definitely taking a more exciting approach to some of the stories. A little bit louder, but not to the detriment of the comfort of the show. I want it to feel like season five will be next level.”
Monika Mitchell was also confirmed through DGC for directing the episodes in the fifth season. Previously, Mitchell directed the episodes in season 3, containing such episodes Take My Breath Away and Spare Parts, and Broken Hearts.
Felipe Rodriguez is set to make their directorial debut on Virgin River for season 5. the director also worked on series just like Hudson & Rex, the Good Doctor, Blood and Water, Ruby, and also the Well.
Martin Wood has directed 15 episodes of the series so far and also going to come back.
Jem Gerard will make her Virgin River debut in season 5. she has previously directed on Motherland: Fort Salem, Wynonna Earp, and Charmed.
Andy Mikita is also another returning director for season 5. He has also worked on Travelers, Motive, and Family Law.
Virgin River (Season 5): Episodes Count
Until the fourth season, all the seasons of Virgin River just contain 10 episodes in a piece. In season 5 we will see twelve episodes, for that a big thank you from Alexandra Breckenridge for the live stream, and give the confirmation of an expanded 12-episode in the fifth season once again. The showrunner recently confirmed the episodes once again.
Virgin River (Season 5): Expectations
The name of the series will not be successful if Season 4 ended with a cliffhanger. At the end of the season, Charmaine has seen in severe pain and scared od on losing her twins, and head the confession to Jack and Mel that the two boys are not really his.
This thing will be one of the main and most important questions for season 5. In speaking with Glamour Magazine Henderson and Breckenridge revealed that they know the twin’s paternity, which can easily indicate the father of the twin that’s a member of the current cast.
The main reckon are Brady, Mike, and Dr. Cameron.
Mel and Jack, the two most beloved couples of the series set to continue a major role in season 5. The latest season should follow them, focusing on the relationship, family, and also their new little princess., their daughter.
Alexandra Breckenridge has teased a heavier season going into season 5, according to New Beauty saying:
“ I think this season has started out well and we’re getting into a few episodes soon that are pretty heavy. They’re really intense and I think that they’re some of the best episodes we’ve ever done. I never say that either! I think that there’s a high sense of drama that starts to come up this season that it’s going to leave people on the of their seats. At least, I hope. I’m excited to get into that.”
The mayor’s hope of Virgin River continues its recovery with the help of Lizzie and hopefully returns to her many real duties that are set to solidify her friendship with Muriel.
Now, Brie exposed her rape to Bradt and when facing her ex-boyfriend-rapper Don, she has taken the decision on reporting her sexual assault and take him to the court. The latest season also might focus on the trial of Brie and also her ending assault on Jack.
We just left Preacher and Paige in the cabin along with Vince unconscious on the floor so we could be telling goodbye to Paige for the next season. It’s due to Julia who is a love interest of Preacher that has is revealed in season 4 and there’s small evidence for the love triangle.
The grandson of Doc Danny represented to Lizzie that he has not wanted to receive romantically attached to her as he has been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease a very rare disease that happens and also breaks own of the brain, and nerve cells.
In the upcoming season, both Lizzie and Doc may be faced with illness of Danny. Lizzie who has matured immensely in the season 4 set to have decided if she desires to continue the relationship with Danny after his disease or if she still has feelings for Ricky whom she has left in the marine Bootcamp in San Diego, wouldn’t be able to stay away from Virgin River for much of a long time.
Virgin River (Season 5): Cast
In this fifth season we will see Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe, Martin Henderson as jack Sheridan, Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea, Tim Matheson as Dr. Vernon Mullins, Benjamin Hollingsworth as dan Brady, Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan, Gwyneth Walsh as Jo Ellen, Colin Lawrence as John Middleton, Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie, Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes, Nicola Cavendish as Connie, Chase Petriw as Christopher, Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler, mark Ghanim as Dr. Cameron Hayek, Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela, Teryl Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela, Teryl Rothery as Muriel, Steve Bacic as Vince, Christina Jastrzembski as Lydie, Trevor Lerner as Bert Gordo, Lucia Walters as Julia, Keith Walters as Nick, Emma Oliver as young Mel.
Virgin River (Season 5): New and Returning Cast
Netflix’s drama head has confirmed in an interview with Deadline about Jinny Howe who was touched on how the show will change going into the fifth season.
She also said the Hollywood trade site:
“ I think what’s going to be interesting is to watch this universe continue to grow and expand and to see new characters, other characters return. A lot of that was set up in the Season 4 finale but it’s going to be really exciting to see all of that come to a head in Season 5. And some of the soap that’s going to come out of those new complex tensions and triangles.”
Diversity and LGBTQ Addition
At last, Breckenridge has revealed in her interview with Glamour that the latest showrunner, writers, and directors will bring more LGBTQ+ stories to create more inclusivity in the show. Breckenridge has been extremely vocal about the huge amount of diversity in the Virgin River from the beginning.
Virgin River (Season 5): Netflix Release
Along with the production that’s underway, it’s quite a little room fast to tell when season 5 will be available on Netflix. After using the production schedules and release dates prior to the years, and takes across 6-7 months for the series to drop onto Netflix eventually. It’s quite safe to think that the series will drop at any time in 2023.
Providing the production has been scheduled to finish in November 2022, we can watch season 5 of Virgin River on Netflix as quickly as the summer of 2023.
From the production it has scheduled to end in November 2022, we might see season 5 of Virgin River on Netflix as quickly as Summer 2023.
Virgin River (Season 6): Updates
We will know the proper about at the end of the fifth season. In those aforementioned interviews with Netflix’s head of drama, Howe told Deadline that we will “definitely see more longevity and growth with the show”, and also added:
“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 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.
It will be very exciting to see which characters continue to break out and audiences crave more of what we’re playing very close attention, understanding that this is a really rich universe of characters and that people can’t even seem to get enough, myself included. 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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