It’s time to return to Virgin River! As we near the premiere of Virgin River season 4, fans are gearing up to learn the answers of some those long-simmering questions and the biggest cliffhangers from the shocking season 3 finale.
Virgin River season 3 hit Netflix in July 2021 and left us on the edge of our seats as Mel confessed to Jack that she’s pregnant and isn’t sure if he’s the father. What?! Elsewhere, Hope’s fate hung in the balance, and Brady took the fall for shooting Jack. There’s so much to untangle.
Here’s all of the details you need to know before diving into the fourth season of the hit Netflix romantic drama Virgin River, including a refresher, the synopsis, cast, and more!
Virgin River season 3 recap
When we last left Mel and Jack in Virgin River season 3, Jack had planned to propose to Mel. However, she had some important information to share with him: She’s pregnant! Not only is she pregnant, but the baby might not be his.
See, while visiting her sister in her old home of Los Angeles, Mel decided to use the embryos she shared with her late husband Mark for a round of IVF. Seemingly, the procedure was successful, but sure can’t be sure given the proximity of her relationship with Jack.
Virgin River season 3’s finale also found Hope in a coma after getting in a car accident on the way home from South Carolina for Lilly’s funeral. But Hope’s fate was revealed before season 4. Another huge thing we’re waiting to see is who really shot Jack because it might not be Brady.
What is Virgin River season 4 about?
Knowing where the third season ends with so many questions, we can assume what will happen in the fourth season. But Netflix has revealed exactly what’s going to happen this season, with teases of a new doctor and a long-awaited character return.
Check out the official season 4 synopsis via Netflix:
Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins Season Four with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige.
Virgin River season 4 cast
All of the main cast members from the series are returning, and there are even a few newcomers who have been added to the main cast. Here’s the season 4 cast:
- Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe
- Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
- Colin Lawrence as Preacher Middleton
- Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts
- Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea
- Tim Matheson as Vernon “Doc” Mullins
- Benjamin Hollingsworth as Brady
- Grayson Gurnsey as Ricky
- Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie
- Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan
- Marco Grazzini as Mike Valenzuela
- Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler
- Mark Ghanimé as Cameron Hayek
Will Annette O’Toole be back for Virgin River season 4?
Yes! After having limited appearances in Virgin River season 3, Annette O’Toole will return in season 4 in a full-time capacity. Even though Hope almost died in the end of the previous season, O’Toole’s future with the series was confirmed earlier in 2022.
Get ready for more Hope in season 4! It’s not going to be an easy road ahead as she begins to heal and goes into recovery for her brain injuries.
Who are the new characters in Virgin River season 4?
As teased at the end of season 3, Kai Bradbury joins the cast as Denny, Doc’s long-lost grandson. The new season will surely unpack who Denny is and why he’s arrived in Virgin River to connect with Doc. We can’t wait to see how he and Doc bond!
Another new character added to the main cast for season 4 is Dr. Cameron Hayek. He’s a new physician at Doc and Mel’s practice, who joins the team to help out and pick up some of Doc’s slack. He also might have eyes for Mel, which will shake up some dynamics.
Where does Virgin River take place?
The series takes place in the fictional titular small town, which is set in Northern California. While you can’t actually visit the real Virgin River, California, you can find the beautiful filming locations throughout Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.
How many episodes is Virgin River season 4?
All three of the current seasons of Virgin River contain 10 episodes, but Netflix gave the series two extra episodes for season 4. When the new season arrives, fans will be ecstatic to find 12 episodes on their watch list.
We’ll have to wait and see if the 12-episode order for Virgin River season 4 is the new norm or if the series goes back to 10 episodes for Virgin River season 5.
When does Virgin River season 4 come out?
Virgin River season 4 will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, July 20. All 12 episodes of the new season will be released at 12 a.m. PT and 3 a.m. ET. For a closer look at when season 4 comes out in your time zone, check out our handy guide to Netflix release times around the world.
How to watch Virgin River season 4
If you aren’t a Netflix subscriber, you might be wondering if there’s any other way that you can watch Virgin River. Unfortunately, there’s no alternative to watching the series since it’s a Netflix original. Make sure to sign up for an account before or on July 20 right here.
Virgin River season 4 trailer
Before the release of the latest episodes, Netflix gave fans a first look at the new season with the season 4 trailer. The advanced clip previews what’s to come for Mel and Jack on their way to parenthood and gives a first look at the new doctor in town.
Watch the trailer in the video below:
Is Virgin River season 5 happening?
Yes! Following the release of season 3, Netflix gave Virgin River a two-season renewal, which ensured the series would return for both season 4 and season 5.
Virgin River season 5 will begin filming in summer 2022 for a release sometime in 2023. Stay tuned for more Virgin River news, updates, and spoilers from Gizmo Blaze!
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