‘Virgin River’ season 3: Netflix release date confirmed for July 2021 and what to expect

Virgin River – Image: Netflix

Virgin River Season 3 is expected to be released on Netflix in July 2021 after filming is completed in early 2021. Here’s everything we know so far Virgin River Season 3 is coming to Netflix on July 9, 2021.

Fast catching up for anyone unfamiliar with the show. The feel-good series is a cross between an ABC and a Hallmark show with a feel-good story, down-to-earth characters and excellent acting and writing. The first season of Virgin River fell on December 6th, while the second season just fell on November 27th.

The series remains incredibly popular and made it to the Netflix top 10 in most regions of the world, although it eventually disappeared from the top 10 in early January 2021.

Virgin River popularity overtime on Netflix

Popularity chart for Virgin River Season 2


Virgin River Renewal status for season 3

Official Netflix Renewal Status: Officially renewed (Last update: December 18, 2020)

The first we heard about season 3 of Virgin River was in July 2020 when we received a production list confirming that the third season was not only in development, but should go into production from August 2020 to December 2020.

It wasn’t until December 18 that Netflix gave the official thumbs up for season three (although filming has already started). The announcement came with a couple of other extras that we’ve listed below.

Netflix Queue contained a video in addition to the announcement of the third season.

Before the renewal, the most compelling evidence that filming had actually started was when the two main cast posted a video saying the new season would be “released in 7 days”. You can see the couple on a movie set.

However, filming for the series was reported back in September 2020. On September 7, 2020 a Twitter user named Jen Eggleston stumbled upon a manufacturing notice at Cleveland Dam. It is noteworthy that the announcement actually lists 2019 in the daily schedule, although the actual days coincide with the dates for 2020.

Virgin River Season 3 Production Note

Virgin River Season 3 Production Note – Image: Jen_Eggleston / Twitter

Further directions for shooting were discovered at the end of September 2020.

Based on the production plans of previous years, we speculate that filming for season three has indeed been completed and that the long process of editing, localizing (including dubbing for other languages) and preparing for release has begun.


Who will be in the cast for Virgin River Season 3?

Aside from the return of the core cast, we already have a new cast for Season 3.

The cast confirmed for season three includes Martin Henderson, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jenny Cooper, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, Tim Matheson, Benjamin Hollingsworth, and Colin Lawrence.

The first new casting we’ve heard so far is Jasmine Vega, who will appear as Stella from season 3. Vega has already been featured in titles like Netflix Chilling adventures from Sabrina as Lizzie and DC Legends of Tomorrow.

In addition to the renewal, Netflix itself introduced two new actors.

This includes Zibby Allen (The Lightning), who will appear in all 10 episodes as Brie, who is Jack’s sister who is a lawyer by profession.

Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The next generation) will play Lilly’s daughter Tara Anderson.

new cast members for Virgin River Season 3

Left: Zibby Allen – Right: Stacey Farber

Some of the other minor cast members who will debut in Season 3 are:

  • Kerën Burkett as an ER nurse
  • Jessie Liang as Dr. Benson
  • Janet Walmsley as Mrs. Gardner

In May 2021, we learned that Kai Bradbury will appear as Denny in season 3, who will be visiting along with Tara (see above) Virgin River. Kai Bradbury is known for Warigami, The terror and Motherland: Fort Salem.

Kai Bradberry Season 3 Virgin River

Kai Bradberry in Season 3 of Virgin River


What can you expect? Virgin River season 3

Before we dive into the spoiler territory in Season 2 (please check out Season 2 before reading this), it’s important to note that the series itself is based on the novel franchise, which the writers don’t lack of material with 21 novels offers.

Well, the big cliffhanger going into season three is going to happen to Jack. As season two ends, Mel enters the bar and finds Jack with a gunshot wound that is slowly bleeding on the floor. The other question, of course, is who shot Jack.

For us there are five suspects:

  • Brady
  • Calvin
  • Charmaine
  • Vince
  • And most likely, Jamie

As NetflixLife notes, the series that brings Martin Henderson back means Jack is almost certainly alive, but what condition he is in remains to be seen.

Beyond the main story arc, we need to know what happens to Preacher. I had plans to go Virgin River, seems to be constantly being discouraged from ever going out with Paige’s son Christopher, who is now dependent on him.

What happens in Mel and Jack’s relationship will also be a controversial topic when Jack soon becomes a father.

Hope and Doc seem to be a happy couple again and Lizzie and Ricky could fix things too.

In an interview with ET Canada published in early February 2021, Daniel Gillies revealed a few things we can expect from season three, including:

  • He will return for more flashbacks (or visits, as he calls it, since his character is dead)
  • More details on the relationship between him and Mel.

Benjamin Hollingsworth, who plays Brady on the series, recently responded to an Instagram post that we can expect big things from season three:

“I wear a hard hat to protect myself from the third season bombings. I hope you are ready for this. “


When will Virgin River Season 3 release on Netflix?

Season three was announced on May 28, just hours after we reported on Netflix France that we accidentally let the cat out of our pockets a little early.

All new episodes for Virgin River Season 3 will be released on July 9, 2021.


Everything else we know about season 3 of Virgin River

  • IMDb lists the third season, which again consists of 10 episodes.
  • The majority of the cast took to Instagram on January 1st to wish us all a happy new year! Video Set 1 – Video Set 2.
  • The audio book series was reissued with Therese Plummer.

And as we’ve mentioned in the past, superfans of the show really need to follow the show’s official Instagram account to get a constant behind-the-scenes look and tease for the upcoming season.


Will there be a season 4 of? Virgin River on Netflix?

To predict this may be a little premature, but it will likely be the case that we will get the news of Season 4 just before Season 3 airs. That’s because both Season 3 and Season 2 seem to have been renewed before each new season.

Given the show’s popularity, it’s easy to see why Netflix would give it a fourth season, but it’s worth noting that contract negotiations usually come into play after season three.

Are you looking forward to season 3 of Virgin River on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below. While you wait, check out our other suggestions for how to see this Virgin River on Netflix.

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