Romantic dramas are a genuine stress reliever, it’s a fact that we all know. And if you are just as bored as I’m now, binge-watching Virgin River can make you feel great. In addition, as it is not a very serious and complicated kind of show, it will keep you entertained throughout the series.
Hence, for those who are already a fan of this romantic melodrama and waiting for Virgin River Season 3 like the rest of us, there’s good news for you.
In this article, we’ve brought up everything you need to know about the upcoming season.
Let’s start digging to explore more about this fantastic drama series.
The First Release of Virgin River
The first season of this American TV show premiered on 6 December 2019 by Netflix. It was produced by Reel World Management. The main storyline is derived from the novel named Virgin River. and the writer of this novel is Robyn Carr.
This series was developed by Sue Tenney and was produced by Ian Hay. David Pelletier, David J. Frazee, and Toby Gorman handled the cinematography. The length of every episode was approximately 40 – 50 minutes.
What Happened in Season 1 and 2?
The smart, heartbroken Los Angeles girl Mel shifted to a small town called Virgin River at the beginning of Virgin River Season 1. She was hired by Hope McCrea to give assistance to the only doctor of the town Doc Mullins with a one-year agreement. Doc wasn’t happy about Mel’s arrival and gave her only 30 days probation.
She met Jack Sheridan at his bar and later he called her when he found a baby in a basket in front of Doc’s house. She then coincidently found out the baby’s mother Lily, who was supposedly suffering from Postpartum Depression.
Mel met Charmaine who claimed herself as Jack’s girlfriend at the bar. Jack tried to convince Mel that his relationship with Charmaine was not serious. Later some vagabonds took them to their Pot camps to treat their bullet-wounded boss. Doc Mullins saved Mel and others by finding out the camp location.
Jack and Charmaine broke up and Mel told him that her husband was dead because of her. He renovated the cabin for Mel and they kissed and started dating. Jack came to know that Charmaine was pregnant with his child by her letter. Mel’s world got shaken by these facts and she started packing to go back.
In Virgin River Season 2, Mel came back to the Virgin River after saying goodbye to his husband’s gravestone. Jack was busy taking care of pregnant Charmaine. Doc asked Mel to help him with Charmaine’s treatment and she convinced Hope to keep Charmaine at her home.
Jack and Mel fought about Hope and Jack told her that it was too hard for him after she left. Doc and Hope started dating again secretly. Mel went to the bar to make peace with Jack and ended up spending the night together.
Ricky confessed to Mel about the town dividing into Team Mel and Team Charmaine. She was ashamed to know that the whole town’s talking about her. She confronted Charmaine for spreading the rumors. Then after a while, Charmaine planned to leave Virgin River to live with her Aunt.
After leaving for a conference Doc came back and told Hope that he loved her very much from the very beginning and wanted to live with her for the rest of his life. Mel also admitted to Jack that she loved him. In the end, Jack was found lying at the bar with a bullet wound.
The Release Date of Virgin River Season 3:
This is the most important question to answer because we all want to know what happened to Jack. Was he dead? Who Shot him? So many questions are circling around our heads. However, your wait is almost over because the good news is Virgin River has already been announced to be renewed by Netflix.
Season 2 was aired on Netflix after almost one year gap. So, about the release date, it’s predictable that like season 2, it will also take a year or less to be premiered. This season will have 10 episodes to cover the story as well.
If you still feel unsure about whether season 3 is coming or not, you should know that it was supposed to premiere in the early winter of 2021. It is being delayed probably because of the current situation involving the pandemic.
Since it will take a few more months to release the upcoming season, you can keep Better Call Saul Season 6 or Hilda Season 3 to take a break from this romantic genre.
What Will Happen in Season 3?
The developer of this amazing romantic story hinted that the series will have an ending similar to the book written by Robin Carr. And as in the book, Jack won’t die, don’t worry.
Well, I don’t wanna give away any more spoilers. But we can hope that there are still a lot more stories to cover in Virgin River Season 3. As we are almost sure that Jack will be alive, the attacker of him will be revealed in this season.
The book series comprises 21 books in total and season 1 & 2 covered not more than three books. In an interview, Sue Tenney also implied that in season 3, the story may take a long time gap. That means before knowing Jack’s present condition, the story may take a long tour of the past events of the character’s backstory.
Jack, who will be the father of twins, will learn new things in life. The story will mainly focus on the romantic relationship between him and our favorite Mel. With all the ups and downs, we all hope that they will be together and face the world once again.
Hope and Doc Mullins will probably be a contented, rejoiceful couple again to our amusement. Preacher’s story will also be covered as we are curious whether he was able to leave the Virgin River forever. And what will happen in Lizzie and Ricky’s life, that’s also a part of the story.
Will There Be Any Changes In The Cast Of Virgin River Season 3?
If we follow the source material, we can come to know that the characters are pretty much the same in the next few plots. So, The main cast will not be changed for season 3 much. Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, Tim Matheson, Colin Lawrence, and others will return to play their roles.
However, there are also announcements from Netflix about the new cast of Virgin River Season 3. Zibby Allen will play the role of Jack’s sister in the name of Brie Larson who will be a lawyer. The character of Stella will be played by Jasmine Vega.
We will also see Lily’s daughter Tara Anderson played by Stacey Farber. The character Denny from the book series will also be in this season, Kai Bradbury will play the part.
Is Virgin River Season 4 Renewed Or Canceled?
This is a bit early to answer this question as season 3 has not premiered yet. From the previous history, it is predictable that they will announce the renewal of season 4 at the beginning of season 3’s premiere.
And we are saying this because the show is already everyone’s favorite and one of Netflix’s best shows. Also, the source material of the story is plenty. So, they will most probably go for a season 4.
The IMDb rating of this series is 7.5 out of 10 and it has around 77% Audience Score by Rotten Tomatoes. Common Sense Media rated it 3 out of 5. Virgin River has even risen to the Top 10 Most Viewed Shows since appearing on Netflix.
Virgin River won one of the Leo Awards for “Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series”. The editor who won the award is Daria Ellerman.
This romantic TV series also has another nomination for “Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series” for the editor Lara Mazur.
Is Jack Really the Father of Charmaine’s Twins?
Answer: Possibly yes, but we will know for sure once Virgin River Season 3 appears.
What Happened to Mel’s Baby?
Answer: Mel’s baby was born dead.
How Mel’s Husband Mark Died in Virgin River?
Answer: They became involved in an argument while Mark was driving. The car crashed and Mark died in a hospital.
Is Virgin River a True Story?
Answer: No, there’s no town called Virgin River and the story is from Robyn Carr’s book series “Virgin River”.
Why is Jack Mad at Hope in Virgin river?
Answer: Because Hope told Mel about Charmaine’s letter about her pregnancy.
Did Brady Kill Spencer?
Answer: Being unable to kill Spencer, Brady falsified his death keeping him alive.
Virgin River inspires us to live our life fully. Battling with past traumas isn’t easy, so you shouldn’t lose hope and keep trying. Because only then, you will be able to see what’s waiting for you in the present.
So, do not be afraid to take your first step like our protagonist Mel. I know it’s hard to wait. But all we can do is wait for Virgin River Season 3 to see what she has to offer more to us.