1. When did 'Virgin River’ season 2 premiere?
The streaming giant released the second installment on Friday, November 27. According to the Buzz Paper, the second season wrapped up filming in Vancouver in December of 2019 and it was rumored that it was going to be released this upcoming December (which wasn’t far off).
2. What’s season 2 about?
To refresh your memory, season one centers around Melinda “Mel” Monroe, who answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town (Virgin River) to get a fresh start on life. She quickly realizes that small-town living isn't quite as simple as she expected and she soon learns that her past secrets can only stay buried for so long.
In addition to revealing the season two release date, Netflix also partially teased fans with what to anticipate. “Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama—and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it,” the platform wrote in a statement.
As we expected, season two picked up right where the season finale left off: when Mel learned that Jack and Charmaine were expecting a child and packed her bags to leave forever. However, (spoiler alert) her escape didn’t last long and she returned to Doc’s clinic, realizing she must learn to come to terms with herself and her past before she can truly make this her home.
Like season one, season two consists of ten 45-minute episodes with the first one titled, “New Beginnings.” If you’re looking for theories on that shocking finale, read here.
3. Who’s in it?
Luckily, our favorite stars have returned to reprise their roles, including Alexandra Breckenridge (Melinda), Colin Lawrence (John “Preacher” Middleton), Jenny Cooper (Joey Barnes), Lauren Hammersley (Charmaine Roberts), Annette O’Toole (Hope McCrea) and Tim Matheson (Vernon). Melinda Dahl also appears in the new season as Staci—Mel's sister-in-law.