Netflix’s Virgin River is like receiving a loving embrace: It’s the perfect homey drama to warm up with, thanks to its memorable cast and small-town setting reminiscent of Gilmore Girls and Friday Night Lights.. Fans are on the same page. Season three of Virgin River was quietly renewed by Netflix prior to its July 9 cancellation, even though Netflix does not release viewing stats for its original programming. According to What’s on Netflix, filming for Virgin River’s fourth season began just weeks following the release of season three in late July 2021.
For the fifth season of Virgin River, Netflix announced in September that the show had been resurrected. Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson, two of the show’s most prominent stars, both announced in December that they had finished filming the fourth season, which speaks well for the show’s mid-2022 premiere.
With 25 volumes — yes, you read that correctly — that make up the Virgin River book series that the show is based on, it’s no surprise that Netflix has big aspirations for the show’s future. Furthermore, season three shot to the top of Netflix’s ratings almost immediately, attracting over 1.4 million viewers in its first week, and becoming the most streamed show in America by the end of its first month on the service, according to Nielson Research. Possibly in response to the increased interest, Netflix promptly approved more episodes for Season 4, bringing the total to 12 instead of the normal 10.
When will premiere The fourth season of Virgin River?
Additionally, Netflix has provided us with a synopsis for the upcoming season. It reads, Even though she doesn’t know if her kid is her late husband’s or Jack’s, “Mel begins Season 4 with a sense of optimism,” adds the summary. “Years have passed since she first dreamed of having a family of her own, and now she is one step closer to realising that desire. While Jack is enthusiastic and supportive, the mystery of paternity continues to haunt him. Adding to the mix is the appearance of a dashing new doctor looking to start a family of his own. (Is this the beginning of a love triangle?) There is no doubt in my mind that Jack has been through enough.
The bad news is that filming for season five, which was scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023, has encountered a roadblock. He addressed this during an Instagram Live in the spring: “[Season five] was originally scheduled to begin filming in March, but the date was moved… I don’t know what to tell you. A man? Who knows what he is talking about. If all goes well, I’d like to get things going this summer.” During an interview with Glamour, she said, “We were meant to begin filming Season 5 in March, but it was postponed until July.”
What may season 4 be about?
Spoilers coming! Virgin River season three ended with cliffhangers for a number of the characters, including Preacher, who was poisoned as part of an attempt to kidnap Christopher, and Mel and Jack, who are dealing with the aftermath of Mel’s revelation that she’s pregnant—but they don’t know if Jack or her late ex-husband Mark is the father. As a result of finding out Ricky was enlisting, Lizzie ended their relationship and went back to her slimy LA ex-boyfriend. Brady was arrested for the shooting death of Jack after a similar gun was found in his car. Charmaine and Todd threatened Jack with an explosive custody battle over the twins. And, of course, Hope is in the hospital with a brain injury following a car accident.
To paraphrase Martin Henderson (Jack), “Season four discloses and answers all the questions, but then introduces more.” “It’s a “love/hate” situation for the viewers because there are several cliffhangers.
With so many new tales to choose from, the current season has already established a lot of arcs for the future. We may expect to see Ricky make a decision regarding enlisting, which could lead to him leaving Virgin River and Lizzie behind. Mel and Jack will have to deal with the unknowns of her pregnancy and decide whether they can make it work (for your peace of mind, the actors who play them have been clear that they definitely will). Even though Paige was absent for most of season three, we may expect to see her in some capacity again in season four, perhaps with Christopher. As soon as Charmaine gives birth to the twins, we may expect a confrontation between her and Todd as well as with Jack, the biological father of her children. And speaking of Jack, we’ll find out who shot him at long last.
Tenney told TV Insider that the upcoming fourth season will be “a roller coaster from the first minute.” Tenney. There is a significant bombshell when Season 4 begins that puts some characters in danger, she said. This is just one more threat to Preacher’s life!