Virgin River, one of the great feel-good dramas to hit Netflix in recent years, will return for season 3 ahead of its scheduled summer 2020 season 2 release date on Netflix.
For those who don’t know, the series stars Tim Matheson, Jenny Cooper, Alexandra Breckenridge, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey. It is about a midwife who retires to Northern California after several traumatic events.
It’s a small-town show that can usually be found on networks like Hallmark or ABC.
Season 2 will release on Netflix in the summer, but it is currently not listed for an August release, which means it will likely not be available until September or October 2020 at the earliest.
We’ve heard that Virgin River season 3 received the green light from Netflix and that filming will begin in a month.
It’s not entirely uncommon for shows to renew before a season on Netflix. Orange Is the New Black was renewed for several seasons several years ago and The Umbrella Academy reportedly recently did the same and in fact, Virgin River season 2 was renewed before season 1, including on Netflix.
The series, as you may know, is filmed in Vancouver, which is currently scheduled to reopen filming in the coming months (although that could change at any time given the fluidity of the COVID situation).
Currently, according to ProductionWeekly, the series will begin filming Virgin River season 3 from August 25 to December 11.
That could mean we see Virgin River season 3 added to Netflix in late 2021, but it could even be 2020. Again, it’s too early to tell given that on air it’s all about filming now.
Sea to Sea Productions will continue to direct the show with showrunner Sue Tenney continuing in the spot for season 3. Roma Roth and Chris Perry are listed as producers.
While you wait for seasons 2 and 3 to hit Netflix, go ahead and check out our recommendations for what to watch next, including Sweet Magnolias (currently awaiting a season 2 renewal).