‘Virgin River’ Season 6: Netflix Release Date Estimate and Everything We Know So Far


Virgin River Season 6 Everything We Know

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Netflix is returning to Virgin River for a extremely anticipated sixth season, nevertheless it’s not anticipated to hit our screens till 2025. Here’s your prolonged look into every thing identified concerning the upcoming sixth season of the feel-good drama, together with manufacturing dates, solid record, what to anticipate from the story, potential launch date, and rather more.

The renewal for Virgin River got here in May 2023, forward of season 5’s launch, with the announcement coming by way of Netflix’s Upfront Event. The early renewal has turn into a behavior of the present, with each season given an early renewal (and infrequently filming forward of the announcement) since season 2.

The way forward for Virgin River continues to look fairly secure on Netflix. Jinny Howe, the pinnacle of scripted drama on the streamer, teased in an interview with Deadline in 2022 that as long as followers preserve turning out for the collection, “you can rest assured that there will be more Virgin River.”

Let’s dig in then; what can we learn about season 6 of Virgin River?

What to Expect from Virgin River Season 6

Warning: Some spoilers for Virgin River season 5 are under.

With the Christmas episodes now out within the wild, we now know that Mel’s father, Everett Reid, shall be within the image sooner or later regardless of their horrific first assembly.

The two vacation specials finish with Everett revealing to Mel that he’s received one thing critical to inform Mel earlier than the credit start to roll. What may he should say? Does she have siblings? Something about her mom? That’ll be one of many key storylines heading into season 6.

Expect at the very least two weddings within the subsequent season of Virgin River, with Mel and Jack lastly trying to tie the knot. Could that imply we get a little bit of a time soar headed into the subsequent season? It sounds potential. As we reported in February 2024, we’ll see a number of returning faces for the upcoming wedding ceremony, with Mel’s sister Joey (performed by Jenny Cooper), her husband Nate (performed by Dan Payne), and their youngsters attending the marriage alongside Jack’s Marine Corps comrades Zeke (Garfield Wilson), Josh (Eric Brecker), and Tom (Andrew Zachar).

Also, in case you missed it, Netflix is presently within the early levels of growth of a spin-off to the collection. Patrick Sean Smith is spearheading the brand new spin-off targeted on the love story of Everett and Sarah, who’re Mel’s dad and mom. Season 6 of the present will function flashbacks serving nearly as a backdoor pilot.

The showrunner for Virgin River season 6 spoke to Glamour Magazine concerning the present’s future and gave away some hints. Patrick Sean Smith teased that the occasions of the upcoming Christmas episodes will “directly propel us into season 6.”

Other insights from that interview included:

  • Ava shall be returning in season 6.
  • We will see a decision for Preacher in season 6 and the way sophisticated his relationship with Kaia is, however Smith says he’s frightened for Preacher’s future.
  • The relationship between Cameron and Muriel shall be explored additional.
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More Mel and Jack in Season 4

Ildiko Susany spoke to The Viewer’s Perspective in November 2023, telling the outlet that there’ll be a extra important deal with Mel and Jack however added, “We will still have everyone’s stories as well. We are definitely thrilled about Mel and Jack’s journey in season 6.”

In a latest stay stream on Instagram, Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge appeared to substantiate this, too. The pair counsel that issues have “shifted some stuff around,” with Breckenridge saying after additionally talking to Sean, “I feel like we’re going to be working a lot more.”

While season 5 did have typically optimistic critiques, some feared that the present strayed extra into different storylines, with Mel and Jack taking extra of a backseat. That evidently received’t be the case in season 6.

Reduced Episode Count for Season 6 of Virgin River

We’ve grown accustomed to Virgin River being given bigger episode orders for the previous two seasons. Both seasons 4 and 5 had been upped from their common ten episodes to 12, with the newest season splitting these additional two episodes off into vacation specials.

Courtesy of an interview with Ildiko Susany, The Viewers’ Perspective in November 2023 confirmed that we’re returning to the diminished episode depend of 10 for season 6.

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Picture: Netflix

Where is Virgin River season 6 in manufacturing?

Writing on the sixth season started in early 2023, though Netflix declined to remark till the May 2023 renewal announcement.

Cameras had been at one level as a result of start rolling in the summertime of 2023. Numerous sources state that manufacturing was initially scheduled to start out on July 24, 2023, with the present persevering with to have a funds of between $3 and $5 million per episode.

Of course, that couldn’t get underway as a result of twin Hollywood strikes starting with the writers in May and later joined by SAG-AFTRA (the union representing actors), which might go on strike simply a few weeks sooner than that preliminary filming begin date.

Thankfully, the author’s strike led to September 2023, that means that the author’s room may proceed for the sixth season. On October tenth, the Virgin River Series account posted the primary have a look at the writers concerned in season 6 together with the caption:

“Thrilled to have our writing team back in action, diving into Season 6!”

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Picture: Instagram / VirginRiverSeries

Thanks to The Viewer’s Perspective, we will put the names of the faces of the writers within the image:

  • Patrick Sean Smith
  • Erin Cardillo
  • Richard Keith
  • Tesia Joy Walker
  • Mary Page Keller
  • Thomas Ian Griffith
  • Jackson Aaron Sinder
  • Ildiko Susany
  • Becky Hartman Edwards

Nate Tedford, Jen Troy, and Rachel Borders are additionally on the writing crew.

Ahead of the writers’ room re-opening, Smith instructed Glamour Magazine in an interview that they’ve “half of season six written, so now we just have to get back for the second half.”

In November 2023, Henderson confirmed the tough filming begin in a stay stream, saying:

“There will be more, we will be going back to resume or to start season six sometime in the New Year, probably February, something like that. So there will be more.”

In December 2023, we received phrase {that a} filming schedule had been set with filming set to start on February 2nd and run by to May seventeenth. This has now adjusted barely, in response to the Director’s Guild of Canada, with filming now set to get underway starting February twenty first and run by to May thirtieth, 2024.

Filming was introduced by the Instagram web page for Virgin River Instagram web page to be underway as of February twenty first.

Virgin River Season 6 Begins Filming

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As some followers have famous – not many posts have been popping out all through the manufacturing of season 6. Believed to be due to new strict guidelines round sharing (maybe to keep away from spoilers), it’s presently loads more durable to trace the comings and goings of the present!

Who is starring in Virgin River season 6?

Here’s a breakdown of all of the anticipated returning actors and actresses in season 6:

  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe
  • Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
  • Zibby Allen as Brie
  • Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
  • Marco Grazzini as Mike
  • Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey as Ricky
  • Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
  • Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton
  • Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins
  • Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
  • Lexa Doig as Paige Lassiter
  • Stacey Farber as Tara Anderson
  • Daniel Gillies as Mark

John Allen Nelson, who was launched in episode 12 as Mel’s father, has been teased to have a extra outstanding position in season 6. As we additionally talked about above, we’re anticipating the return of the next actors for the massive wedding ceremony:

  • Jenny Cooper
  • Dan Payne
  • Garfield Wilson
  • Eric Brecker
  • Andrew Zachar

Beyond these, we’ve but to listen to any new faces coming in season 6. We’ve received affirmation that Brent Fidler is ready to look in a principal position within the new season courtesy of his resume on Actors Access. In addition, Jayce Barreiro is rumored to be taking part in the position of Roy Green (we’ve reached out for affirmation) for season 6.

Who shall be directing in season 6 of Virgin River?

So far, we’ve received affirmation of two administrators who’re going to be behind the cameras in season 6:

  • Martin Wood is a Virgin River common, having directed 18 episodes thus far, and shall be returning for season 6.
  • Rama Rau shall be making her Virgin River debut in season 6, having beforehand directed on Murdoch Mysteries, Diggstown, and Honey Bee.
  • Felipe Rodriguez will return following his debut in season 5, directing episodes 5 and 6.
  • As we reported in March 2024, actor Martin Henderson is now registered with the DGA and shall be making his directorial debut in season 6.

When will Virgin River season 6 be launched on Netflix?

With cameras anticipated to have stopped rolling by the top of May 2024, a 2024 launch date for season 6 is a chance however could also be a stretch and that was seemingly confirmed when Netflix excluded the present from its 2024 roster of 90+ new and returning reveals.

We’re predicting an early 2025 launch date for Virgin River season 6 on Netflix. 

Throughout the strikes, quite a few producers, writers, and actors instructed that the longer the strikes, the extra probably a 2025 launch date could be. That sentiment was on show by way of an Instagram submit by govt producer Rich Keith, stating:

“All I want for Christmas is my two… uninions to get a fair deal from the AMPTP. If they don’t hurry up there won’t be any #VirginRiver on @Netflix until 2025…”

Ahead of the sixth season’s launch on Netflix, Virgin River shall be getting some extra content material within the type of a brand new title inside the Netflix Stories app. Ted Sarandos teased that this could be launched on Netflix Games in Q1 2024.

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Netflix Stories App with Virgin River

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