Netflix’s Virgin River features a cast whose stories and experiences are every bit as compelling as the magnificent British Columbian scenery they are set against. Who wouldn’t fall in love and feel at home in such a tranquil setting?
Mel Monroe, who introduced us to the ensemble series in season one by moving to a tiny town, has unfortunately realized that appearances may be deceiving.
There were plenty of surprises for the show’s major players in season three, but will they return for season four?
On that front, we’ve got some good news and some bad news to report.
Virgin River Season 4 Release Date: When Will It Air?
It’s finally happening! It’s finally arrived, and the binge session is just around the corner. It was announced in mid-May by Netflix that Virgin River would return for its fourth season on July 20, 2022 — and now there are some first-look photographs.
Season four’s official summary has also been provided by Netflix. Our Virgin River lot is definitely in the mood for romance (and the tangled web of love triangles), so be prepared for some sticky situations. The tasty tidbit has also established the fate of Hope, the car crash victim, in the upcoming season.
Although Mel doesn’t know if the baby is hers or that of her deceased husband Mark (Jack), she remains upbeat. She’s been wanting to have children for a long time, and now she’s one step closer to her goal.
“Jack is excited and supportive, but he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he’s not the father.
“The entrance of an attractive new doctor, who’s in the market to create a family of his own, complicates matters,” the description reads.
For Doc and Hope, the lingering ramifications of Hope’s brain injury will have a dramatic impact on their relationship.”
‘Brie, determined to prove the innocence of the man she loves, finds herself unexpectedly closer to Mike and closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web,’ reads the synopsis.
He can’t help but hold out hope for Christopher and Paige’s reunion even as he forms a new romantic relationship.”
Season five of Virgin River was announced at the same time as season four, so fans already know what to expect.
More and more people are searching for more than just a sense of comfort, but also a sense of hope and community,” Netflix’s vice president of original programs Jinny Howe said in an interview with USA Today about the huge renewal.
All of it came together organically, and I believe this was more of a proof point that this is a crucial area of programming for us.”
It’s not surprising, considering how popular the melodrama series has been. In several areas, including the US (53 days), Canada (57 days), and the Netherlands, the show has been in Netflix’s top 10 for almost two months, according to FlixPatrol numbers (78 days).
For Alexandra Breckenridge (Mel), the show’s popularity is due to the sense of connection and closeness the characters on the show share. “That connection became something people were yearning for throughout the pandemic since you’re not experiencing that as much.”
Post-production was well underway by the end of November 2021. To keep fans up to date on the status of production on season four, Martin Henderson (who plays Jack) posted a picture of himself in a voiceover recording booth on Instagram.
For the fourth season of Virgin River, “I’m doing some post-production work,” he posted on Twitter. The best fans in the world deserve nothing less than a smooth and pleasant experience!” You all have a great weekend no matter where you wind up.
In November, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Colin Lawrence, Brady Hollingsworth, and Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, who play Jack, Doc, and Preacher, respectively, also released some behind-the-scenes images.
A Glamour interview in which Alexandra Breckenridge was talking about her role in This Is Us accidentally revealed that season five of the show would be delayed.
This is Us reached out to have me come back in season four,” she said. “So I ended myself on Virgin River.”
Unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules, I was unable to join the cast of Virgin River for the second season.
For a while, that was put away. Since I left Virgin River, they’ve been pleading with me to return. We were intended to begin filming Virgin River’s fifth season in March, but it was postponed to July instead.
While filming, Alexandra had to deal with more than just the weather. Due to a problematic tooth, the actress had to endure significant discomfort while filming a few sequences for Season 4.
There are a few times in the show where she says she’s genuinely in the most horrific pain of her life, other than childbirth.
A crack had developed in the tooth, although it was not infectious, the root and nerve of the tooth were dying. We don’t know when this happened. Ouch.
If the fifth season is filmed this summer, viewers will have to wait a little longer than they did for season four. This indicates that, at the earliest, we’d be looking at the beginning of 2023.
But there is no need to be depressed because season four has additional episodes to make up for the disappointment. Rather than the regular 10 episodes, the show will air 12 this time around.
Virgin River Season 4 Cast: Who’s in It?
Everyone from Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) to Jack (Martin Henderson), John (Colin Lawrence) to Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley), Doc (Tim Matheson), Hope (Annette O’Toole), Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth), Brie (Zibby Allen), Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale), and Ricky (Grayton Gurnsey) should be back.
Season three ended with Lilly (Lynda Boyd) succumbing to pancreatic cancer, and since then, Boyd has stated that there have been discussions regarding bringing her character back for season four.
During her meeting with the show’s producers, she learned that she would be brought back in flashbacks like Mel’s dead spouse (via Radio Times).
Virgin River Season 4 Plot: What Will Happen?
Season three ended with a slew of unanswered questions regarding the future of the Virgin River, and those issues will continue to dominate the narrative going forward.
Despite Mel’s pregnancy, it’s possible that the baby isn’t going to be Jack’s. Perhaps the child’s biological father was her late husband Mark (Daniel Gillies). Speaking with TV Line, executive producer Sue Tenney promised that fans would find out before the end of Season 4.
It’s unclear what will happen if the baby is not Jack’s. Asked by E!, Breckenridge said, “It would be enormously tough.” “Especially for Jack, that would be a huge undertaking. If he’s going to stay, if he’s loyal to Mel, having a baby that is her dead husband’s child is going to be difficult. Simply put, that’s a lot to ask.”
Mel’s pregnancy announcement cut short Jack’s proposal, but he did get down on one knee eventually.
There’s still a long way to go for Hope, who remains in the hospital and acquired a fever in the finale. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Tenney revealed what’s next for her career. Traumatic brain injury is what she’s dealing with throughout her recuperation, and that’s what concerns us.
It’s not actually where our show lives at a hospital or amid a medical procedure. It may not be the ideal option for this, but we’ll do everything we can to find out what’s best for this situation.
When it comes to medicine, “we always stick to the parameters. But we also know at this time what we prefer to do, which are intricate emotionally drama-based stories.”
Season three was severely hampered by the absence of Annette O’Toole’s character due to COVID-19.
In the summer of 2021, Tenney told EW, “That was a pandemic turn.” “We’ve put forth a lot of effort to keep her as much as possible in the show.” It’s unlikely that the pandemic will be as bad as it was if we have a fourth season. So, I hope that Annette will return.”
Doc and Hope’s vow renewal ceremony will be included in the next episodes: “We had a very nice, two long episodes about that,” says Tenney. ‘That’ll be the subject of two episodes.
As soon as we reach a re-commitment ceremony, we’ll surely want to watch that. They have a lot going on, but it’s pushed to the back burner because of a lot of drama that’s going on between them.
However, a behind-the-scenes video shot by Alexandra Breckenridge on Instagram at the end of October has left supporters concerned about Doc’s long-term prospects.
Can Doc Mullins (Tim Matheson) leave the program after she introduced a new cast member in the video? The new doctor (and his prospective love interest) has not yet been identified.
Brady’s narrative will be continued in season four. After authorities located the revolver used to shoot Jack in his truck, he was detained. In addition, he has Calvin on his back, who hopes that Brady will look the other way so that Calvin’s cannabis operation can continue unfettered. If Calvin’s suppliers aren’t paid, they’ll take legal action against him.
The miscarriage Jack’s sister experienced was the result of being raped in Sacramento, as she disclosed to Brie and Mel in an emotional confrontation. Will she stick around for Brady, despite her previous declarations to Mel that she intended to leave town?
Todd, Charmaine’s husband, doesn’t want Jack to be engaged in the lives of their twins, which means more difficulties for Jack and Charmaine.
Tenney told TV Line, “I have sympathy for Charmaine.” “I don’t support what she did. They’re a little erratic. Then again, she’s not an evil person. She’s just hurting. Everything Charmaine does is motivated by her pain. Every time she works, she’s doing so from a place of pain.”
Though she’s still on the lam, Paige says she intends to come clean. Unless she goes to prison, her son Christopher is at risk of being taken away from her and placed in foster care or returned to her abusive ex-boyfriend Wes.
In the final seconds of the episode, a 19-year-old from Seattle arrived in town claiming to be Doc’s grandson and taking up Jack’s partnership offer. A “huge surprise” is what Matheson described it as to EW.
“First and foremost, my impression is that he would categorically repudiate and reject it. Since he understood what transpired in his past life while he was pursuing his medical degree and his relationships with women, none of these events could have occurred.
First, it’s got to be a fraud; then it’s got to be wrong. [He’ll think] We can only say, ‘Wow,’ if the evidence supports the possibility or reality of it occurring. Because of all the friction and intrigue, it provides—especially for a couple without children—hard it’s to resist becoming involved.
“We’ll use Brie’s background as an attorney in the program coming ahead,” she continued.
Lizzie is the focus of Ricky and Parker’s attention, but neither of them can have her trust given their prior transgressions.
On amicable terms, “I hope they get back together, but on mutual terms where she has forgiven him and he has learned his lesson,” Grayson Gurnsey (Ricky) said to TVLine.
As a whole, Ricky had a lot of issues this season.” He was aware that he had made a mistake, but he would never truly accept responsibility for it. The only way he’ll get back together with her is if he can understand her emotions.”
Aside from the puppy love, he thinks they have a true affection for each other. “Even if you’re in love with someone for the wrong reasons when it’s your first time, you may still learn a lot and improve yourself from that relationship”
Ricky could also be stationed in South Carolina by the Marines, which is a possible place for his deployment.
Although it would necessitate “a lot of Skype and Zoom” to keep Gurnsey’s character in the show and in contact with Lizzie, “I kind of hope he goes to South Carolina,” Gurnsey added.
Ahead of the next season, Henderson has given intriguing clues about what fans should expect. According to a story from Hello!, actor Jack Sheridan teased: The truth is out there, but I can’t tell you too much since it will give it away. You will, though.”
As for me, I’m just going to say that the fourth season explains and answers all the questions, but then introduces some more as well.”
In his opinion, the massive cliffhanger in season four will provide a satisfactory conclusion to the show’s fourth season. Numerous plot twists left the audience on the edge of their seats, making for a love/hate relationship between them and the show.
“It’s going to be worth it because the writers respond to that question. “I’m confident that everyone will be pleased.” Eek!
Virgin River Season 4 Trailer: When Can I Watch?
Season four has an official release date, so a new Virgin River trailer should be coming shortly.
A lot more of the same is in store…