The beloved love story of iconic characters Melinda Monroe and Jack Sheridan recently graced our screens with Virgin River season 5 part 2. As the curtain falls on Season 5, the tantalizing promise of Season 6 has been unveiled with an exciting release date from showrunner Patrick Sean Smith.
Speaking exclusively to Glamour, Patrick Sean Smith addressed the burning question on every fan’s mind: When can we expect Season 6? While 2025 seemed like a distant prospect, Smith reassured fans, exclaiming, “I’m going to do my darnedest to make sure that doesn’t happen.” The showrunner’s determination ignites hope for an earlier return to the enchanting world of Virgin River.
Previously in a candid conversation with Deadline, Smith unveiled the behind-the-scenes magic, confirming that Season 6 is set to commence production in the first half of 2024. Lead star Alexandra Breckenridge chimed in stating, “We’re going to start as soon as the Vancouver weather allows. So hopefully in the spring is what I’ve been hearing.” Could the season of renewal bring forth a blossoming new chapter for our favorite characters?
Season 5 Part 2 planted seeds of anticipation, paving the way for Season 6’s story. This season was an emotional rollercoaster that showcased Mel’s poignant reunion with her father, the potential union of Lizzie and Denny, and the unfinished business of Preacher. So now fans are left on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in Virgin River.
Diving into the heart of the matter, showrunner Patrick Sean Smith teased a significant arc for Season 6, particularly focusing on Doc and Hope’s relationship. In an exclusive with TV Line, Smith revealed,
“We will find out early on [in Season 6] that Doc’s clinical trial was successful. We’ll have a season where they’re both in good health, as opposed to coping with TB and a possible loss of eyesight. We’re giving them a new lease on life as we head into the new season.”
While the filming for Season 5 spanned from July to November 2022. The whispers in the air suggest that the batch of Season 6 episodes might grace our screens in the possible late 2024 release window. As the anticipation for Season 6 builds, fans can relive the magic of Virgin River Season 5 on Netflix.