‘Virgin River’ has been renewed for season 3? Here is everything you need to know about the hit Netflix series.
‘Virgin River’ is one of the most popular romantic shows to watch on Netflix. The show is based on the long-running romance book series by author Robyn Carr. The story revolves around Melinda Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), who is a nurse practitioner. After the death of her husband, Melinda chooses to start over by shifting to a small California town of Virgin River. In the beginning, she faces animosity in the form of local family physician Vernon Mullins (Tim Matheson). She quickly decides to pack her bags and leave but comes across an abandoned baby. Melinda decides to stay back at Virgin River. The show recently released its season 2. After its cliffhanger ending, fans cannot wait to find out the show’s future!
- ‘Virgin River’ Season 3 renewal
- Showrunner Sue Teeny talks about the new season
- Who will return on ‘Virgin River’ Season 3?
‘Virgin River’ Season 3 renewal
Great news! ‘Virgin River’ will be back with a season 3. The earlier seasons of ‘Virgin River’ were released on Netflix around the end of the year. ‘Virgin River’ Season 3 renewal was announced on December 18th, 2020. “Production Weekly” confirmed that the filming was set to begin months before its season 2 release on Netflix.
“What’s on Netflix” also released a production listing back in July. It was revealed that the third season of the show was slated to begin filming sometime between August and December of this year. Hence, implying that the showrunners have already privately been given the go-ahead for season 3 of ‘Virgin River’. The cast and crew began filming season 2 of ‘Virgin River’ in September 2019, even before season 1 had aired. Therefore, we can expect the new season of the ‘Virgin River’ to release around the end of 2021.
Showrunner Sue Teeny talks about the new season
Season 2 of ‘Virgin River’ gave most of its characters a cliffhanger ending. Will the next episodes bring Mel and Jack back together or not? What was the medical news Doc Mullins was about to share with Hope before they were interrupted by the surprise re-engagement party? Will Preacher stay back in ‘Virgin River’ or will he end up taking the new chef job in San Francisco? Also, the most important, who shot Jack?
In an interview with “TVLine”, showrunner Tenney talked about how the question of who shot Jack will be explored throughout season 3 as the mystery will potentially continue into future seasons. She also hinted that the next season would not be picked up right where season 2 left off, immediately after Mel discovered Jack bleeding from a gunshot on the floor of the bar. She warned viewers to expect a larger time jump than we had seen between seasons 1 and 2.
Tenney further also talked about how season 3 of ‘Virgin River’ will not be all about Mel and Jack. We will see another couple in the form of Ricky and Lizzie who we saw got really close to each other in season 2 of ‘Virgin River’. Tenney revealed how Ricky has a fantastic arc in the books that she plans to explore. They did get into a little bit of it in season 2, but would surely explore it more in further seasons.
As for Doc, Tenney shared he is going to rise to the challenge, but it is a real complication for him, especially for him practising medicine going forward. On the other hand, Preacher will have to make a decision between accepting a new opportunity or helping Paige’s son, Christopher. For Preacher’s situation, Tenny said: “If you watch the show, you know how that character is going to respond to a call to duty.”
Who will return on ‘Virgin River’ Season 3?
‘Virgin River’ Season 3 will see the return of Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), Jack (Martin Henderson), Doc (Tim Matheson), Preacher (Colin Lawrence) and Hope (Annette O’Toole). Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley) who is about to give birth to twins will also be seen. Stacey Farber (Diggstown) will play Lilly’s daughter and Zibby Allen who played Jack’s sister, Brie will be seen regularly on ‘Virgin River’ Season 3. Tell us who and what you are most excited to see in season 3 of ‘Virgin River’!