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Virgin River season 4 release date, cast, plot details, and more

Romance and drama awaits with the Virgin River season 4 release date getting nearer, and here's all the details you need about the Netflix series

Virgin River season 4 release date: Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan in Virgin River

When is the Virgin River season 4 release date? We know streaming service Netflix loves to pump out content, and since dropping on the platform in 2019, the romance TV series Virgin River has flown through three seasons already. But what drama awaits Mel Monroe in the forthcoming season?

As we return to the North Californian town of Virgin River, there are many questions to be answered and lots of narratives threads still to play out after the cliffhanger-filled finale of season 3. Mel has a baby on the way, but is Jack the father? Will the partnership with Preacher be a good move for Jack, or is trouble on the horizon? And, we may finally know who tried to kill Jack, but can Dan Brady clear his name?

Life isn’t quite as easy as Mel first hoped when she made the move to the remote town and her painful memories have certainly caught up with her. But what can we expect the Virgin River season 4 release date? And, more importantly, what is going to happen next in the Netflix series?

Virgin River season 4 release date

Great news, the Virgin River season 4 release date has been set as July 20, 2022. Netflix announced that all 12 episodes of the show will drop at once, so you can binge on the drama to your heart’s content.

In July 2021, just weeks after the release of season 3, it was reported that filming had begun on season 4 of Virgin River. By December of that year, cast members including the leads, Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson, confirmed they had wrapped on the shoot for season 4.

In February 2022, Martin Henderson, who plays Jack on the show, posted on Instagram that he was recording some voice-over work in post-production, which means things appear to be running right on track.

As a little bit of bonus information, we also know that Virgin River season 5 is being lined up for a summer 2022 shoot, according to star Alexandra Breckenridge. The actor explained that the original plan was to shoot both season 4 and season 5 back-to-back but this didn’t work out.

Virgin River season 4 plot speculation

Netflix hasn’t released an official synopsis just yet, but that will be just around the corner with the release date so close now. What we do know, however, is that season 4 of Virgin River will resolve plenty of the cliff-hangers it left us with at the end of season 3, most notably Mel’s pregnancy.

Of course, if you want to get ahead of the game and get a really good idea of what might occur in Virgin River season 4, you could check out the collection of books that the series is based on. But, here’s the rest of our best guesses.

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The main focus will obviously be Mel and Jack’s relationship. With a baby on the way, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happy families from here on out, but that isn’t how things work in Virgin River. Get ready to see the fallout of Mel’s revelation that she isn’t sure Jack is the father, plus the strain that was placed on the relationship from trying for a baby in the first place.

We can expect Hope, the town’s mayor, to play a bigger part this season, too. With her life hanging in the balance after her car accident and a wedding to Doc Mullins in the pipeline, it’s definitely going to be an eventful season for Hope.

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Then there’s Brady, who was arrested for the attempted murder of Jack after the police discovered a gun in his car. But is Brady innocent? And if he is, can he prove that? This will certainly be explored in Virgin River season 4.

In season 3, Jack partnered up with Preacher, but in the closing moments of the season, we saw Preacher drugged and kidnapped. But who took him, and why? In an interview with The Digital Fix, Martin Henderson, who plays Jack on Virgin River, promised that the next season of the show is “going to be really satisfying,” so all these answers are sure to come to the surface in season 4.

Virgin River season 4: Alexandra Breckenridge as Melissa Monroe in Virgin River

Virgin River season 4 trailer

Virgin River season 4 does not currently have a trailer at the time of writing, but with the series dropping in July 2022, we expect one very soon. Netflix usually releases trailers a month before the actual show arrives, so we will keep our eyes peeled and update this guide as soon as that happens.

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Who is in Virgin River season 4?

Naturally, the main cast members from season 3 will return for Virgin River season 4. Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson’s characters have a lot going on, and they will surely have the biggest involvement in the upcoming season.

Annette O’Toole, who was side-lined somewhat in season 3 due to Covid-related flight restrictions, is set to return in a big way, with her character Hope having a much more substantial part to play in season 4. And, of course, Tim Matheson and his character Doc Mullins, will be back to, hopefully, get married to Hope.

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In addition to the rest of the supporting cast, we know two new actors will be joining the production. On October 25, 2021, Deadline reported that Kai Bradbury and Mark Ghanimé are set for Virgin River season 4. Bradbury did show up at the end of season 3, and will reprise his role as Doc Mullins’ long-lost grandson, while Ghanimé will play a new doctor in town.

Virgin River season 4 cast is:

  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe
  • Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
  • Daniel Gillies as Mark
  • Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
  • Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins
  • Colin Lawrence as John ‘Preacher’ Middleton
  • Teryl Rothery as Muriel
  • Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
  • Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey as Ricky
  • Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
  • Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
  • Marco Grazzini as Mike
  • Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
  • Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Cameron Hayek

Virgin River season 4: cast

will virgin river get a season 5?

In short, yes, there will absolutely be a Virgin River season 5. We know for definite that Virgin River will return for season 5, as Netflix gave the greenlight for this back in September 2021, while season 4 was still being filmed.

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Although Netflix likes to keep viewing figures something of a mystery,  we can only assume Virgin River pulls in strong numbers, as the show was also previously renewed for season 3 before season 2 had even aired.

If the books upon which the show is based upon is anything to go by, we could be in for many, many more seasons of Virgin River, too, with 25 books in the series by author Robyn Carr.