Since premiering on Netflix in 2019, the romantic drama series Virgin River has become one of the streamer’s top original series. The third season hit the peak of the top 10, easily making way for the renewal of Virgin River season 4.
Thankfully, Netflix gave the diehard Virgin River fans everything they want by renewing the hit series for not only a fourth season but a fifth season, too. It’s all happening, or will happen, in the two upcoming seasons (and we’re of course referring to finding out who shot Jack).
Although the first two seasons of Virgin River were released during the fall and winter months, Virgin River season 3 was a huge summer hit in 2021. This makes predicting when we can finally find out when all of our burning questions will be answered a little bit more difficult.
When can fans expect Virgin River season 4 on Netflix? Will it be coming in 2022? Here’s what we know so far.
Virgin River season 4 release updates
Though we don’t have an exact release date for Virgin River season 4, we’re certain it will come out sometime in 2022. As we’ve previously reported, filming took place between August and December of 2021. That said, people have understandably grown impatient as we haven’t heard much about the fourth season since they wrapped.
What’s more, we just got word that Virgin River season 5 is reportedly set to start filming in July 2022. So where’s season 4!? Did Netflix just forget about it?
We had been hoping that the streamer would plan to release a Christmas special for the beloved series at the end of 2021, and while that could still be on the table in the future, it obviously did not happen for season 4… and maybe that’s a good thing. Virgin River season 3 ended with multiple high-stakes cliffhangers, and it wouldn’t be the right time to resolve those loose ends during the holidays.
As for when Virgin River season 4 will release, we shouldn’t have to wait until the fall months for new episodes. Because season 3 debuted in the summer, the new season could follow suit or even arrive sooner. For now, let’s bank on summer 2022 for season 4. Of course, this is just our prediction and we’ll be sure to let you know once the release date is confirmed.
This summer is already looking pretty stacked for Netflix, with Stranger Things season 4 part 1 debuting on May 27, The Umbrella Academy season 3 coming out on June 22, and then Stranger Things season 4 part 2 releasing on July 1. Perhaps an early June or late July timeframe could work for Virgin River season 4. If that’s the case, the streamer better announce it soon!
Netflix increased the episode count of season 4 from 10 episodes to 12, so whenever the beloved romance does return, we know it’s going to be another wild ride.
Are you looking forward to new episodes of Virgin River? What do you hope happens in season 4? Share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and updates!
FanSided Staff contributed to this report.