Virgin River season 2 Netflix release date news and what we know so far

Everything you need to know about the second instalment of the Netflix hit show.

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Behind-the-scenes images from Virgin River season two have surfaced, renewing fans’ hopes of a second instalment in the coming months.

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The hopeless romantics among Netflix subscribers loved the first series of drama, which landed on the platform last December and saw nurse practitioner Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) arrive in the remote Californian town with plans to make a fresh start.

The cozy drama, which saw ‘city girl’ Mel shake things up in her new hometown, proved the perfect wintertime viewing.

Luckily for fans of the series, which is based on Robyn Carr’s critically acclaimed novels, Virgin River is returning for season two and rumoured to be released later this year.

Season one left the residents of Virgin River on a rather big cliffhanger, with Mel deciding whether to leave the town for good – but what will happen next with her and Jack?

Here’s everything we know so far about Virgin River season two.

Is there going to be a Virgin River season 2 on Netflix?

Yes! Great news for fans of the show, as Netflix has announced that Virgin River has been renewed for a second 10-episode run that will continue to adapt the Harlequin book series by Robyn Carr.

Details have yet to be revealed but we’ll keep this page updated with everything you need to know.

When is Virgin River season 2 released on Netflix?

We don’t have a confirmed release date just yet, but we do know that Virgin River season two had been intended for release in 2020.

It isn’t yet clear whether the show will face delays due to coronavirus, as some outlets report filming had wrapped before the disease became a global health crisis.

According to Southern Living, season two will consist of 10 episodes, but Netflix has given very little away regarding what is likely to happen, so check this page for any new updates that come in.

In September 2020, What’s on Netflix released a series of behind-the-scenes images on Twitter, adding that there was still no date set for season two.

Who’s in the cast for Virgin River season 2?

Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Netflix series Virgin River (Jack and Melinda)
Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Netflix’s Virgin River

It’s likely that many of the season one cast will reprise their roles, including Alexandra Breckenridge who stars as Melinda “Mel” Monroe, a midwife looking for a fresh start in the picturesque California town.

You can also expect to see more from Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton, Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts, Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea and Tim Matheson as Vernon “Doc” Mullins.

In June 2020, Deadline reported that Ben Hollingsworth would be returning as Dan Brady for season two and has been upgraded to series regular, meaning the deceptive former marine will likely have an expanded role going forward.

Virgin River season one ending explained

The first season of Virgin River left the story on a very dramatic note, seeing Mel pack up her stuff with the intention of leaving the quaint town forever.

Her relationship with Jack has been strained as of late by the revelation that Charmaine is pregnant with his baby, something that makes Mel feel particularly insecure due to her own infertility.

In the series finale, she tells him that being together is going to be too hard for her and Jack’s declarations of love seemingly aren’t enough to change her mind.

Elsewhere, things are looking bad for Paige, as her abusive ex-husband turns up in Virgin River searching for her – and shortly after, she goes missing, with signs pointing to a potential kidnapping.

On a more positive note, at least Hope and Doc were able to find some happiness before the series ended, admitting they still have feelings for each other and deciding to give their marriage another try.

Is there a trailer for Virgin River season 2?

At present there’s no trailer for the second run of the show.

Keep checking back as we’ll update this page when the trailer is released.

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