‘Virgin River’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

Virgin River – Copyright. Reel World Management

Netflix has amassed a growing number of Christmas Originals for 2019, but thankfully there are still some Originals left to go that are unrelated to the Holiday season. Coming to Netflix this December is romantic drama Virgin River. We have everything you need to know about Virgin River, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Virgin River is an upcoming Netflix Original drama series based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr. Netflix has had a distinct lack of Hallmark-Esque programming in its line up of Originals, and considering the popularity of such titles like Heartland and Anne With an E, its surprising that Netflix hasn’t already tapped into that market. For those looking for their romance-drama fix, hopefully, Virgin River will scratch that itch.

Production of Virgin River was handled by Reel World Management, and are known for their distribution of Christmas related titles. Novelist, Robyn Carr, as the creator of Virgin River, has received a writing credit. The remaining writers were series creator Sue Tenney and Jackson Rock (Good Witch).


What is the plot of Virgin River?

The following synopsis has been provided by Deadline:

Centers around Melinda Monroe, who answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River and soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.

How many books will the first season cover?

At the time of writing, it hasn’t been confirmed which of the twenty books in the Virgin River series will be covered. Considering the first book has over 400 pages alone, that’s a lot of stories for the television series to cover.


Who are the cast members of Virgin River?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Virgin River:

RoleCast MembersWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Melinda MonroeAlexandra BreckenridgeAmerican Horror Story | The Walking Dead | This Is Us
Jack SheridanMartin HendersonSmokin’ Aces | Torque | Flyboys
DocTim MathesonNational Lampoon’s Animal House | Van Wilder: Party Laison | The West Wing
BradyBenjamin HollingsworthCode Black | Cold Pursuit | The Joneses
PreacherColin LawrenceWatchmen | House of the Dead | The 6th Day
HopeAnnette O’TooleSuperman III | 48 Hrs. | Smallville
Joey BarnesJenny CooperGrey’s Anatomy | Law & Order True Crime | Open Heart
RickyGrayson Maxwell GurnseyThe Art of Racing in the Rain | Wonder | Van Helsing
CharmaineLauren HammersleyMr. D | Orphan Black | Bloody Mary
ChristopherChase PetriwTime for Me to Come Home for Christmas

When and where did production take place for Virgin River?

The series went into production in December 2018. Principal photography began on December 3rd, 2018 and concluded on March 26th.

Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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What is the episode count for season 1?

The first season will have a total of ten episodes.

Episode run times?

At the time of writing, Netflix has not confirmed the episode run times. Considering the time it took to film, we’d expect each episode of Virgin River to be of least an hour long.

Will Virgin River be available to stream in 4K?

The majority of new Originals arrive in 4K. We’d make a surefire bet that Virgin River will be available to stream in 4K.

Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe Copyright. Reel World Management


Has Netflix released a trailer for Virgin River?

Despite the release of Virgin River being scheduled for December 6th, Netflix has yet to release a teaser or trailer.

We can expect to see the trailer drop at any time in the coming days and weeks.

Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe Copyright. Reel World Management


Can we expect to see a second season?

According to the seasons listing on IMDb, Virgin River will be receiving a second season.

Considering the Virgin River book franchise consists of 20 books, it would make sense to see more than one season.

Netflix has not confirmed the future of Virgin River beyond the first season. In the news articles since the initial announcement, there has been no mention of a second season. We can expect to learn more upon the release of the first season.


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