Virgin River season 5 is already being filmed. In an interview, showrunner Patrick Sean Smith now reveals a little about his plans for the sequel. This is what is known about the new episodes so far.
- Netflix is giving “Virgin River” another sequel. The drama series is entering its 5th season.
- Filming for season 5 started on July 1, 2022. The start date for the new episodes could be in the summer of 2023.
- New showrunner Patrick Sean Smith gives an insight into his plans for the upcoming season.
Wonderful news for all ” Virgin River ” fans: The popular drama series returns with Season 5 to the streaming service Netflix. The streaming service has already extended the series and filming has already started. After it was recently announced that Patrick Sean Smith will be the new showrunner for Season 5, Smith is now revealing the first details about the plot of the sequel.
Virgin River Season 5: Launch
It is still too early for an official start date. Since filming started on July 1, 2022, we can probably expect season 5 in the summer of 2023 .
Virgin River Season 5: Storyline
In an interview with US magazine TVLine , Patrick Sean Smith has now hinted at his plans for his “Virgin River” debut as showrunner. Despite the showrunner change, Smith wants to make the transition between seasons as smooth as possible.
For this purpose, he has also dealt in detail with the characteristics of all characters, their pasts and possible future plans in advance. In this way he wants to ensure that season 5 can continue “seamlessly” and “without a time jump” from the story of the previous 4th season.
So we can be sure that there will be a lot of exciting news for Mel and Jack in Season 5. After the grand finale of Season 4, it is now clear that the child Mel is carrying is actually Jack’s and not her late husband Mark’s. The two have a daughter together.
Also, Jack and Mel are finally engaged. After Jack’s proposal at the end of season 3 was interrupted by Mel’s announcement that he was pregnant, he finally gets to propose again at the end of season 4. This time Mel accepts it too. However, since her pregnancy is a high-risk pregnancy, there could still be some tricky situations.
Season 5 could also be exciting between Lizzie and Denny. Ricky left Virgin River to join the Army. Meanwhile, a romance developed between Lizzie and Denny, but Denny fought it off when things got too serious. He confesses to Lizzie in the season 4 finale that he has HD and that there is no future for him.
Since Lizzie is most likely at Doc’s house very often in season 5 because she is supposed to work as a nurse for Hope, things could still crackle between Denny and her.
Preacher finally got Vince and found out that it was Vince who shot Jack. Will Preacher jail or otherwise dispose of Wes’ brother?
In the finale, Charmaine admits she lied about her twins. Jack is not the father of her unborn children. This will surely shatter the newfound friendship between Jack and Charmaine.
Virgin River Season 5 Trailer
Since filming only started on July 1st , there is no trailer yet. As soon as one appears, you will find it here.
Virgin River Season 5: Cast and Production
At the moment it can be assumed that all the main actors will return in the new episodes. That would mean we 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 has 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 as her successor for the new episodes.
Smith previously worked with Netflix on the anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heart Stories and is also known for his work on the teen drama series Greek . In his interview with the US magazine TVLine , Smith emphasized that he was 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 together with the cast he will continue to deliver the best show possible.