‘Virgin River’ Fans, We’ve Got Good & Bad News: The Show Is Getting a Season 6 But Season 5 Will Be Awhile

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Virgin River fans, you might want to sit down for this because we have not one, but two big announcements to share.

Unfortunately, per a new report by Deadline, Netflix has announced that the fifth installment in the series won't premiere until this fall. Now, we still don’t have an exact release date, but these new episodes of Virgin River are clearly arriving way later than fans had hoped.

But wait, there’s good news: The streaming platform has renewed the drama series for a sixth season months before the season five debut.


Prior to the news, some cast members teased the possibility of a summer release for the fifth season. For example, Virgin River star Martin Henderson, who plays Jack Sheridan in the series, hinted that the new installment could debut in July. Back in February, the 48-year-old actor filmed a Cameo video for a fan and addressed the premiere date for season five.

Virgin River season five [is] coming out, I think, probably in July. So, not long now, a few months,” he said in the vid. “Another installment of hot, steamy gossip and intrigue on the river.”

In addition, actress Alexandra Breckenridge (AKA Melinda “Mel” Monroe), 40, previously shared the same sentiment in a separate Cameo video she filmed on her own. “The fifth season that’ll come out probably, I don’t know, maybe July again?” she said, according to Hello! Magazine. “I’m not sure, nobody’s really updated me!”


Virgin River follows a young woman named Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Breckenridge), who is a nurse practitioner looking for a new start. Mel moves to a small town called Virgin River and tries to adjust to her new life, which happens to involve a romantic relationship with Jack (Henderson).

We. Can’t. Wait.

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