You know what’s better than ‘Virgin River’ Season 1? The news of ‘Virgin River’ Season 2 dropping on Netflix on 27 November 2020. Here’s all that we know about the coming season.
Adapted from Robyn Carr’s romance series ‘Virgin River’, the series follows the life of “city girl” nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe, who packed up her life in LA to settle in the quaint town of Virgin River in Northern California. Developed by Sue Tenne, the series premiered on Netflix on 6 December 2019.
- ‘Virgin River’ Season 1 was an instant hit among viewers
- ‘Virgin River’ Season 2: Mel and Jack’s second chance at love
- ‘Virgin River’ Season 2: Release date and cast
‘Virgin River’ Season 1 was an instant hit among viewers
‘Virgin River’ Season 1 has been rightly referred to as a “charming slice of small-town drama”. Without any heavy-duty drama, the series proved that drama can be emotional without being emotionally manipulative.
‘Virgin River’ Season 1 was like a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety. The presence of well-fleshed out characters with real, relatable problems makes the series an absolute comfort watch. Thus, delivering a successful season 1, ‘The show’ was shortly renewed for season 2 only two weeks after its release.
Watch actor Martin Henderson talk about ‘Virgin River’ Season 2 and his pandemic shoot diaries
‘Virgin River’ Season 2: Mel and Jack’s second chance at love
‘Virgin River’ Season 1 wrapped up with Mel’s sudden departure after knowing that Charmaine (played by Lauren Hammersley) was expecting a child with Jack, who in turn confessed his love for Mel. Season 2 picks up from where it left. Mel was back in town and again standing face-to-face with Jack. The uncomfortable love triangle brews slowly, with occasional hints of cozy moments, stealing glances, and sweet, romantic gestures.
Author Robyn Carr retweets from the sets of ‘Virgin River’
“In my experience, when you let something simmer too long, eventually it’ll boil over”, says Doc Mullins in the season 2 trailer, hinting at the twists the viewers are yet to see.
The love triangle between Mel, Jack, and Charmaine gets the town divided into teams: Team Mel and Team Charmaine. Drama seems to unravel one page at a time, but, unfortunately, Mel lands right in the middle of it all.
Not just one, but multiple stories are seen simmering away in ‘Virgin River’ Season 2. While Doc and Hope indulge in a secret romantic relationship, John Middleton visits Paige Lassiter’s house to discover bloodstains leading to the basement.
Having faith in Tenny’s adaptation of ‘Virgin River’, Carr said in an interview with “Forbes”,
“They came up with some new ideas and storylines, some of which I found myself saying, ‘Damn, I wish I’d thought about that. That’s a pretty good angle, it’s innovative’”.
‘Virgin River’ Season 2: Release date and cast
‘Virgin River’ Season 2 is expected to see the original cast reprise their roles as it is a continuation of season 1.
Season 2 will star Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel, Martin Henderson as Jack, Annette O’Toole as Hope, Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey as Ricky, Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan, Jenny Cooper as Joey, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine, and Colin Lawrence as John. Although Gurnsey and Hollingsworth appeared as recurring characters, season 2 has bumped them to regulars.
The new faces joining the ensemble cast of ‘Virgin River’ Season 2 are Carmel Amit as Jamie, Keith MacKechnie as Nick, Donald Heng as George, Steve Bacic as Wes, Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan, Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavanagh, Marco Grazzini as Mike, Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie, and Melinda Dahl as Stacie, Mel’s sister-in-law.
‘Virgin River’ Season 2 is releasing on 27 November 2020. Speculations suggest that season 3 is also in the making. The Netflix binge marathon just gets better. Will Mel and Jack beat the odds and make it big in the small town of Virgin River? Tell us what you think in the comments below!