Alexandra Breckenridge returns as Mel Monroe in Virgin River season 4, coming to Netflix on Wednesday 20 July
Virgin River, a romantic drama based on the novels by Robyn Carr, is returning to Netflix for its fifth season on Wednesday 20 July.
Fans of Virgin River, be ready to worry just as much as Jack did when Mel told him that her child might not be his.
The fourth season of the Netflix drama is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 20, and TVLine has an exclusive batch of images that give eager viewers a sneak peek at some of the most significant future events in the small town, both joyful and suspicious.
The series stars Alexandra Breckenridge, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole, and Lexa Doig amongst others.
The hit series returned with season 3 in summer 2021, well ahead of its typical late fall/early winter release schedule of its first two seasons, and answered all of our burning questions about what went down in the season 2 finale, including Jack’s fate and who shot the hunky bartender.
Are we happy for Preacher, who seems to be rekindling his romance with a sweet woman? No doubt. But are we also alarmed by Jack’s phone call, which seemed quite serious? Oh, yes. We are able to experience a wide range of emotions simultaneously.
Here’s everything you need to know about Virgin River season 4.
What is Virgin River season 4 about?
Virgin River follows Mel, a midwife and nurse practitioner who leaves the big city to take up a new job in the small town of Virgin River. Soon, though, she realises it’s not the new start she hopes it to be – that it can’t be the new start she wants it to be – until she looks inward and starts to heal herself first.
The official Netflix synopsis for series 4 explains that, despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband Mark, or to new potential partner Jack, Mel is optimistic: for years she yearned to be a mother and now her dream is one step closer to reality.
If you missed it earlier, here is the Season 4 official logline: “Even though Mel doesn’t know if her baby belonged to her late husband Mark or to Jack, she starts Season Four with hope. She has long desired to have children, and now she is one step closer to realizing her goal. Jack is encouraging and happy, but the paternity query keeps bothering him. The appearance of an attractive new doctor who wants to start a family of his own complicates everything.
Is Virgin River based on a book?
Yes, it is! Virgin River is adapted from the series of novels written by Robyn Carr, best known outside of Virgin River as the author of the Thunder Point and Sullivan’s Crossing novels.
There are 22 Virgin River novels. 21 of them were published between 2007 and 2012, but the 22nd and most recent Virgin River novel was published in 2020.
How many seasons of Virgin River are on Netflix?
As of May 2022, there are currently three seasons of Virgin River available to stream on Netflix. You can watch all three seasons right now. Season 3 premiered on Netflix on July 9, 2021.
Virgin River season 4 synopsis
Along with the release date, Netflix has also shared the official synopsis for Virgin River season, which teases some of the biggest jaw-dropping moments to come in the new episodes. We’re in for an exciting season of answers and shocking twists.
Who stars in Virgin River season 4?
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan and Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe, embracing in front of a lake
Alexandra Breckenridge plays Melinda “Mel” Monroe, the main character of Virgin River. On television, she’s best known for roles in American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and This Is Us, while on film she’s known for appearing in Big Fat Liar and She’s The Man.
Martin Henderson plays Jack, one of Mel’s love interests. Henderson is best known for appearing on Grey’s Anatomy, where he played Dr Nathan Riggs, and the other ABC medical drama Off the Map, where he played Dr. Ben Keeton. (He doesn’t play a doctor on Virgin River.)
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Colin Lawrence plays John “Preacher” Middleton, a close friend of Jack’s. Lawrence has previously appeared in Smallville, The X Files, and The Good Doctor, as well as Timeless and Taken. Most significantly, he appeared in Riverdale as Coach Clayton.
They’re joined by Tim Matheson (The West Wing), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Code Black), Marco Grazzini (The Flash) and Jenny Cooper (Monk) amongst others.
Annette O’Toole, who had a reduced role in season 3 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, will appear more fully in season 4.
Is there a trailer for Virgin River season 4?
Not yet! But we’ll update this piece to include the trailer as soon as one is made available by Netflix.
Virgin River season 4 release date
On May 10, What’s on Netflix reported that Virgin River season 4 will be released on July 20, 2022, and the following day, series star Annette O’Toole confirmed the news on Twitter. Netflix is keeping the romantic drama put in the summertime, and we’re not complaining!
When and how can I watch Virgin River season 4?
How many episodes is Virgin River season 4?
There are going to be ten episodes in the new series of Virgin River, each around an hour long.
Virgin River season 4 cast
When Virgin River returns, we will see the usual suspects come back. Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Lauren Hammersley, Tim Matheson, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Gurnsey and Sarah Dugdale will all reprise their roles.
Annette O’Toole, who had a limited role in season 3 because of the pandemic, will be back in season 4. Kai Bradbury and Mark Ghanimé will also star in season 4.
Will there be a Virgin River season 5?
Yes, there will! Virgin River was renewed for its fourth and fifth series at the same time.
Season 5 of Virgin River doesn’t yet have an official airdate, but with the new season set to start filming in July 2022, it’s likely that season 5 will be available in early-to-mid-2023.
As confirmed by Netflix upon announcement of the new season’s release date, the fourth season will have 12 episodes. That means, we’re getting two extra episodes that normal, and that’s two more hours of drama and romance! Even better news? All 12 episodes are being released at once.