Virgin River Season 5: New showrunner takes over the Netflix drama series

Season 5 of the Netflix series “Virgin River” is already being filmed. Now Virgin River season 5 announced that a new showrunner is in charge with Patrick Sean Smith. Here you can find out everything that is known so far about the continuation of the popular drama series.

Netflix is giving “Virgin River” another sequel. The drama series is now in its 5th season.

Filming for season 5 has already started on July 01, 2022. The start date for the new episodes could be in the summer of 2023.

Patrick Sean Smith will replace Sue Tenney as showrunner in the upcoming season.

Wonderful news for all “Virgin River” fans: the popular drama series is returning to streaming service Netflix with season 5. The streaming service has already renewed the series, and filming has also started. After Sue Tenney said goodbye as showrunner, it has now been announced that the post has been filled with Patrick Sean Smith.

Virgin River Season 5 Release Date: Start?

Virgin River Season 5
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It is still too early for an official start date. Since filming began on July 01, 2022, we can probably expect season 5 in the summer of 2023.

Virgin River Season 5 Plot: What will be the plot?

Mel and Jack expect a lot of exciting news in Virgin River season 5. It is finally clear that the child Mel is carrying in her womb is actually Jack’s and not her late husband Mark’s. The two are expecting a daughter together. The two are expecting a daughter together.

Also, Jack and Mel are finally engaged. After Jack’s marriage proposal at the end of season 3 was interrupted by Mel’s announcement that she was pregnant, he is finally able to repeat his proposal at the end of season 4. This time, Mel accepts it as well. However, since her pregnancy is high-risk, there could still be some dicey situations ahead.

Things could also get exciting between Lizzie and Denny in Virgin River season 5. Ricky left Virgin River to join the army. Meanwhile, a romance developed between Lizzie and Denny, but Denny rebuffed it when things got too serious. He confesses to Lizzie in the season 4 finale that he has Huntington’s disease and that there will be no future.

However, since Lizzie will most likely be at Doc’s house a lot in Virgin River season 5, since she is supposed to be working as a caregiver for Hope, there could still be some sizzle between Denny and her.

The preacher has finally been able to catch Vince and has also found out that it was Vince who shot Jack. Will Preacher put Wes’ brother in jail or otherwise get rid of him?

In the finale, Charmaine admits that she lied about her twins. Jack is not the father of her unborn children at all. This will surely shatter the newfound friendship between Jack and Charmaine.

Virgin River Season 5: Trailer

Since filming only started on July 01, there is no trailer yet. As soon as one is released, you will find it here.

Virgin River Season 5: Cast and Production

At the moment, it can be assumed that all the main actors and actresses will return in the new episodes. That would mean we’ll see Alexandra Breckenridge (“American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead”) as Melinda Monroe, Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Jack Sheridan and Tim Matheson (“Hart of Dixie”) as Vernon “Doc” Mullins again.

Also Zibby Allen (“The Flash”) as Jack’s sister Brie, Colin Lawrence (“Riverdale”) as John “Preacher” Middleton, Mark Ghanimé (“Helix”) as Dr. Cameron Hayek and Kai Bradbury (“Motherland: Fort Salem”) as Denny Cutler should be back.

Sue Tenney resigned as showrunner of “Virgin River” after the fourth season because she wants to devote herself to other projects after four successful seasons. Patrick Sean Smith has now been named her successor for the new episodes.

Smith had already collaborated with Netflix for the anthology series “Dolly Parton’s Heart Stories” and is also known for his work on the teen drama series “Greek.” In an interview with U.S. magazine TVLine, Smith stressed that he was already a fan of the series beforehand. That’s why he was very excited when he was offered the job. For the new season, he assures that he will continue to deliver the best possible show together with the cast.