Virgin River is about to start a brand-new season. This autumn, the fifth season of the popular show will begin with two episodes. Ten episodes make up Part 1, which will premiere on Netflix on September 7. On November 30, the season’s final two episodes—holiday specials—will air.
The upcoming season of Virgin River, according to Netflix, “features surprising new relationships, a shocking break-up, a difficult court trial, a heartbreaking goodbye, and a wildfire that threatens the town, bringing some people of Virgin River together while tearing others apart.”
After getting engaged and confirming that Jack (Martin Henderson) is in fact the father of Mel’s unborn child, Season 5 resumes up where it left off. There might be problems in paradise though, as Mel’s pregnancy unintentionally “sparks an emotional connection to her past” and “issues of motherhood push Mel to make a big decision about her future at the clinic.”
Jack will experience some “long overdue confrontations” as he battles his issues and clashes with Charmine, his ex-girlfriend (Lauren Hammersley). Doc (Tim Matheson) and Hope (Annette O’Toole) must, in the meantime, “find solace in their community, in their young new family, and in each other.”
Colin Lawrence (John), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Dan), Zibby Allen (Brie), Sarah Dugdale (Lizzie), Marco Grazzini (Mike), Mark Ghanimé (Dr. Cameron), Kai Bradbury (Denny), and newcomer Kandyse McClure are additional cast members for season 5. Greek’s original showrunner Sue Tenney will be replaced by new showrunner Patrick Sean Smith.
In a July 2022 interview with Glamour, Henderson hinted that the upcoming episode would be “the best season yet.”
“The baby stuff gets really interesting [in season 5],” the actor said. There are many new starts and storylines after a lot of things are closed up. I can’t disclose too much. I’m aware that someone might relocate. Someone could depart.
And last year, executive producer and writer Erin Cardillo told Tudum, “What you can expect from Season 5 is a lot of answers to the questions you have been waiting for.”
When Virgin River made its debut in 2019, its first plot involved nurse practitioner Mel relocating from Los Angeles to the sleepy village in northern California in quest of a new beginning. The series is based on Robyn Carr’s books. In May, a sixth season was ordered.