Virgin River, one of the excellent feel-good dramas to arrive on Netflix recently, is returning for season three ahead of its scheduled season two summer 2020 release date on Netflix.
For those unaware, the series stars Tim Matheson, Jenny Cooper, Alexandra Breckenridge, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey. It’s about a midwife who retreats into northern California after several traumatic events.
It’s a small-town show that could ordinarily be found on networks such as Hallmark or ABC.
Season two was due to release over Netflix in the summer but isn’t currently listed for an August release meaning it’s likely it won’t be available until September or October 2020 at the earliest.
We’ve heard that season three of Virgin River has been given the green light from Netflix and is due to get underway with filming in a month.
It’s not entirely rare for shows to be renewed before a season has even dropped on Netflix. Orange is the New Black was renewed for multiple seasons several years ago and The Umbrella Academy recently reportedly followed suit. In fact, Virgin River season two was renewed ahead of season one even dropping on Netflix.
The series, as you may know, is filmed in Vancouver which is currently set to reopen filming over the next few months (although that could change at a moment’s notice given the fluidity of the COVID situation).
Currently, according to ProductionWeekly, filming of season three of Virgin River is due to start from August 25th through December 11th.
This could mean we see season three of Virgin River added to Netflix in late 2021, but could even be 2020. Again, it’s too early to say given how up in the air everything is regarding filming right now.
Sea to Sea Productions will continue running the show with showrunner Sue Tenney continuing in post for season three. Roma Roth and Chris Perry are listed as producers.
While you’re waiting for both seasons two and three to hit Netflix, go ahead and check out our recommendations on what to watch next which includes Sweet Magnolias (currently waiting for a season two renewal).