Here’s your first look at Virgin River Season 5!
Virgin River has amassed millions of fans, all of whom have been not so patiently awaiting its return. Well, it’s our lucky day because Netflix has dropped the first official trailer of season 5. Slated to return to the streaming platform on Sept. 7th, 2023, not only will the first episodes be available in Sept. but in very good news, it was announced there will be a Part 2 dropping on Nov. 3oth, just in time for the holidays. So, get your warm socks and bonfires ready because everyone’s favorite comfort show will be warming everyone up soon.
Even though the trailer covers things we weren’t expecting, according to Netflix, season five will deal with burning questions like who really is the father of Charmaine’s twins (and will she just deliver, already?), what type of terminal illness Denny is dealing with, what’s going on with Brady and Brie, and how will all the trouble for Preacher and Paige get resolved? Executive director and writer Erin Cardillo told Tudum last year, “What you can expect from Season 5 is a lot of answers to the questions you have been waiting for.”
Even more, expect to see some new faces. Executive Producer and writer Richard Keith said in the same interview, “Some new characters are coming to Virgin River this season that will mix things up a bit.”
And, these characters have plenty of time to give us the answers we crave because, in May 2023, Netflix announced that Virgin River has already been renewed for Season 6.
For those who haven’t yet watched the show (what are you waiting for?), Virgin River follows Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse practitioner, midwife, and recent widow who left life in the city after her husband’s death. She starts over in a sleepy little town (circa Sleeping with the Enemy but less murder-y) and joins the hometown practice in Virgin River. She and her boss Doc Mullins form a prickly (but adorable) friendship, and she makes immediate friends, but it’s her steamy romance with Jack (Martin Henderson) that will have you coming back for more.
The series is based on the best-selling romance novels by author Robyn Carr. All the stars are investable, and the scenery and storylines are nothing short of entertaining. The show sucks you in like an old soap opera you’d watch with your grandma when you were sick and home from school.
One thing we love about the series is that, although it feels very Hallmark movie-of-the-week, it doesn’t shy away from big topics like postpartum depression, grief, death, and a fair amount of steamy sex scenes (if we do say so ourselves).
“Jack is very much a man of his word, and very much, very much in love with her,” showrunner Sue Tenney told EW. “Jack and Mel, their love and their commitment to each other, that doesn’t change. How he feels about her does not change. Some circumstances happen around them—and the reactions and how they deal with those things.”