Netflix viewers quickly fell in love with Virgin River when it debuted on the streaming service in December 2019. Based on the Virgin River novels by author Robyn Carr, the romantic drama Alexandra Breckenridge plays as Melinda "Mel" Monroe, a midwife and nurse from Los Angeles who moves to a beautiful but remote town in Northern California after a series of traumatic heartache attacks.
The original Netflix series, which has a Hallmark feel to it, was extended for a second season before the first season even aired – filming took place in Canada in the fall of 2019 – although the announcement for the second season had only debuted after the series debuted . Rumors are already circulating about season 3. But what can we expect from Season 2? Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming season, including the debut.
When will Virgin River Season 2 be on Netflix?
Virgin River fans have been patiently waiting (not so) for almost a year to find out the release date for the second season of the romantic drama. Netflix announced in mid-October that the second season of Virgin River would premiere on Friday, November 27th and consist of 10 episodes. Netflix usually debuts at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT.
What happened in the first season of Virgin River?
On season one, Mel tried to start over in Virgin River after losing both her husband and child. And after a string of setbacks related to the aging Doc Mullins (Tim Matheson) who refused to help despite her medical expertise, it seemed like Mel was finally taking steps to leave the past behind and move on. One of those moves included a new relationship with Jack (Martin Henderson), the local bar owner and a veteran who is silently suffering from PTSD. However, after learning that Jack's ex-girlfriend Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley) was pregnant with his child, Mel asked their future together and revealed to him that they could not have children. At the end of the Netflix series' first season, Mel secretly called her sister (Jenny Cooper) after telling Jack they could be friends and telling her that she would be returning to Los Angeles.
But while things didn't go so well for Mel and Jack in the romance department, the same cannot be said for Hope (Annette O & # 39; Toole) and Doc, who finally had a long conversation about their relationship. They kissed and put on makeup and even decided to try their marriage again.
Unfortunately, things didn't go well for Paige (Lexa Doig), who joined Preacher (Colin Lawrence) after her ex-husband molested her and her son. When she left, he apparently informed the court that she was unsuitable for parents and he was given full custody of her child. Paige technically abducted her son and settled in Virgin River. However, by the end of season one, her ex arrived in town, and when Preacher checked on Paige, he found an empty house with blood on the floor.
What will happen in the second season of Virgin River?
It's highly unlikely that Mel will leave the small town for long – the show is literally titled Virgin River! – So it will be interesting to see where the romantic drama is going in the coming season and if Mel will ever be able to come to terms with herself and her past so that she can move on with Jack. According to Netflix's description for the new season, fans can expect engagement, babies, heartbreak and murder. "For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama – and Mel Monroe is often in the thick of it," says Netflix.
In the meantime, some Marines who served with Jack, Preacher, and Brady will stop by the Virgin River for Season 2.
Who will star in Virgin River's second season?
In addition to Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Annette O & # 39; Toole, Tim Matheson, Colin Lawrence, Lauren Hammersley and Jenny Cooper, Grayson Gurnsey as Ricky and Ben Hollingsworth as Brady are part of the cast of the second season of Virgin River. But you can expect to see some new faces in the show's second season. Marco Grazzini has joined the drama series as Mike Valenzuela, according to the series' official Instagram, and will bring the small town "sharpness". Melinda Dahl has since entered the show as Mel's sister-in-law, Staci.
Other newcomers to the cast include Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie; Carmel Amit as Jamie; Keith MacKechnie as Nick, Jo Ellen's husband; Donald Heng as George; Steve Bacic as Wes; Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan; and Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavanagh.
Is there a trailer for Virgin River season 2?
Yes! And you can see it here:
What are shows like Virgin River?
There are a number of shows like Virgin River, some of which can even be streamed directly on Netflix. We've compiled a list of the shows Virgin River fans will enjoy. It includes other Hallmark-y series, shows that combine medical drama with romance, and other shows based on romance novels.
Virgin River Season 1 is now streamed on Netflix.