Amid all the larger-than-life, fantastical, and CGI-heavy shows gracing our screens at the moment, Netflix’s original series Virgin River brings back some good old-fashioned drama set in a cozy community town. Its unwavering position at number 2 on the Neilsen charts is proof enough that the audience is loving the tale of the quintessential small-town. And to their delight, Virgin River season 5 is well on its way.
Loosely adapted from Robyn Carr’s bestselling novel of the same name, the drama series follows the life of Mel Monroe and her move to an isolated town. Struggling with her past trauma and baggage, she finds a home in the small town, as it slowly grows on her. With the last season raising the steaks for Mel as well as the residents of Virgin River, let’s see what the mighty season 5 has in store for us.
With filming underway, what awaits us in Virgin River season 5?
Following the release of season 3 in 2021, the streaming giant green-lit the crowd-favorite show with a two-season renewal. Even before season 4 went live on Netflix, Actor Martin Henderson confirmed the start of the filming process by uploading a picture on Instagram with the caption “Jack’s back! Day 1 of shooting #virginriver Season 5.”
As packed as season 4 was with so much happening in the seemingly quaint town, the finale left us with many unanswered questions. For instance, what’s next for Jack and Mel, the newly engaged couple with a little one on the way? Is there a wedding on the cards soon, possibly before the baby comes? Also, there was the revelation that Jack wasn’t the father of his ex, Charmine’s twins. What will his involvement in their lives look like? Perhaps, season 5 will explore more on this.
On the other hand, Hope is still recovering from her terrible accident at the end of season 3. From being a hated character, Hope has a beautiful arc and we wish things go better for her now that she isn’t rejecting her treatment anymore. Additionally, Brie finally stood up to her sexually abusive ex, Don, and refused to sign the NDA. She even threatens to file charges against him. After many episodes of anticipation, the show uncovers that Melissa Montgomery is Nick’s sister. What will her involvement in Jack and Nick’s business lead to?
We can soon expect a teaser/ trailer for the upcoming season that will give us some more insight. What are your thoughts on Virgin River season 5? Let us know in the comments.
If past distributions of the seasons are anything to go by, season 5 should release in early 2023. In the meantime, you can always re-watch the previous season streaming on Netflix.