Netflix’s Virgin River is that the equivalent of a warm hug: With small-town trappings like Gilmore Girls and Friday Night Lights and its unforgettable cast of characters, it is the perfect cozy drama to twist up with. Fans agree: Although Netflix doesn’t share viewing statistics, the show is popular enough for Netflix to possess quietly renewed it for season four, even before the streaming service dropped Virgin River’s third season on July 9. That’s consistent with What’s on Netflix, which reports that filming for Virgin River’s fourth season is slated to start in late July, just weeks after the discharge of season three.
It’s important to notice that Netflix has not confirmed these reports—but the timing of season three was intrinsical that Netflix almost certainly quietly renewed it and put the season into pre-production before making a proper announcement. It stands to reason that an equivalent would be true of season four, especially since there are 25 books—yes, you read that right—in the Mary River book series by Robyn Carr that the Netflix show is predicated on. Our guess: July of 2022. Here’s why: Seasons two and three of Virgin River came out just seven months apart, but you should not expect to ascertain an equivalent short gap between seasons three and 4.
consistent with What’s on Netflix—which, it’s worth noting, was correct about season three-timing—season four is scheduled to start filming at the top of July 2021, with filming planned to conclude at the top of November. It’s unlikely that Virgin River would begin in early 2022, just a few months after wrapping, and July 2022 would make sense—that would be one year after the discharge of season three and would give the team enough time to place together the season in anticipation of another summer release date. No spoilers here, but Virgin River season three ended on a cliffhanger for several of the characters—particularly Preacher, whose predicament at the top of the season nearly made my heart stop, and in fact, Mel and Jack, who are going to be forced to affect a circumstance that would tear them apart. to not mention Hope and Doc, who ended season three in…well, no spoilers, but it isn’t an honest place.
It’s anyone’s guess what is going to happen with those cliffhangers, but we do have a thought about season four storylines, supported what the show found out in season three: We’ll see Ricky make a choice about enlisting, and potentially see him leave Virgin River—and Lizzie—behind. We’re likely to ascertain Paige again, and hopefully her reunion with Christopher. Charmaine is probably going to offer birth to the twins, and that we may even see a custody showdown between her and Todd, and Jack, the biological father of her children. And speaking of Jack—we may, finally, determine who shot him.