Netflix's 'Virgin River' Is Officially Coming Back for Season 2

Amanda Garrity
·4 mins read

From Good Housekeeping

  • The first season of Virgin River was released on Netflix in December 2019.

  • The show was an instant success, causing it to be renewed for season 2 shortly after its release. Season 3 is reportedly in the works.

  • Fans are eagerly awaiting the new season, but Netflix has yet to announce a release date.

The mark of a good show is when it leaves fans wanting more — and season 1 of Virgin River did just that. The heartwarming, Hallmark-worthy drama was full of twists and turns right up until the very end, so it should be a relief to fans everywhere that Netflix has confirmed that the show's season 2 return. While Netflix hasn't released too many details about what's to come, here's everything we know about Virgin River season 2 so far.

What is the release date for Virgin River season 2?

During the renewal announcement, Netflix said season 2 would return in 2020. A specific release date hasn't been announced yet, but the show reportedly wrapped filming all 10 episodes earlier this year and is reportedly starting production on season 3. Hopefully it'll be released in fall this year to make up for all the other delayed movies and TV shows!

Is the entire cast coming back?

By the looks of it, the entire cast will return for season: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Lauren Hammersley, Tim Matheson, Annette O'Toole, and Jenny Cooper. Other recurring characters — Grayson Gurnsey and Benjamin Hollingsworth — have been upped to season regulars.

The new season also brings new faces, including:

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Refresh my memory: What happened at the end of season 1?

Spoiler alert! The final episode of season 1 gave Mel more questions than answers: At the start of the episode, Jack learned that Charmaine was pregnant, which made his budding romance with Mel even more complicated. Before Jack even had a chance to discuss the news with Mel, Hope beat him to it. Hope quickly realizes the mistake she made, but knows that the damage has already been done. As a result, Mel questions how the baby will change their future, especially since she knows she can't have children of her own. She tells Jack that she needs time to think and packs up her bags to head back home.

Aside from Mel and Jack, we also found out more about Paige's backstory. In a conversation with Preacher, she revealed that her ex-husband was abusive toward her and Christopher. When she left him, he told the judge that she was mentally unfit to parent Christopher, leaving him in full custody of their son. She wouldn't let him win, though: Paige kidnapped Christopher and ran away to Virgin River. That same day, her ex-husband tracked her down, and Preacher went to check on her only to find an empty house with blood on the floor.

What will Virgin River season 2 be about?

Season 2 will pick up right where the first season left off. We'll get more details about Paige and Christopher's whereabouts, as well as learn more about Mel's decision regarding her relationship with Jack. Even with all the drama, there's bound to be some romance, especially now that Hope and Doc kissed and made up.

But if you want to get a better idea of what's in store for season 2, check out the books by Robyn Carr that inspired the series. While the storylines may have been adjusted for TV, the books are a great place to start.

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