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Mel’s Pregnancy, Wildfire, Labor Day Fest in BC-Filmed VIRGIN RIVER Season 5

Mel’s Pregnancy, Wildfire, Labor Day Fest in BC-Filmed VIRGIN RIVER Season 5

Mel’s high-risk pregnancy, a mud fight, wildfire, mud fight and Labor Day Festival feature in BC-filmed Virgin River season 5 trailer.

The first 10 episodes of Netflix’s popular romance stream September 7th and two holiday episodes drop November 30th.

Mel adjusts to a different pace of life, Jack works to grow his business, and the town faces new threats as secrets begin to surface in Virgin River.

Based on the novels by Robyn Carr, Virgin River follows Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse and midwife who moves to the small California town from Los Angeles after her husband Mark dies. There she falls for restaurant/bar owner and former marine Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson). Season 4 ended with Mel and Jack in a good place: engaged and expecting a baby.


[Season 5 brings] surprising new relationships, a shocking break-up, a difficult court trial, a heartbreaking goodbye and a wildfire that threatens the town, bringing some people of Virgin River together while tearing others apart.

Issues of motherhood push Mel (Alexandra Breckinridge)] to make a big decision about her future at the clinic while her pregnancy unexpectedly sparks an emotional connection to her past. To further prove himself to Mel, Jack (Martin Henderson) squares off with some long-overdue confrontations — with his own demons, and of course, Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley).

Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson on top of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos visited the Virgin River set last Fall in Vancouver.

Virgin River:

Working title: Sea to Sea.

Season 5 filming dates: July 18 2022  – November 21, 2022

Episodes: 12.

Series developed by Sue Tenney.

Season 5 showrunner: Patrick Sean Smith,

Season 5 cast:: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Zibby Allen, Sarah Dugdale, Marco Grazzini, Mark Ghanime ,Lauren Hammersley, Kai Bradbury, Kandyse McClure.

Others: Teryl Rothery, Nicola Cavendish, Gwynyth Walsh, Christina Jastrzembska, Stacey Farber, Jenny Cooper, Lucia Walters, Steve Bacic, Libby Osler, Keith MacKechnie, Barbara Pollard, Trevor Lerner, Ellie Harvie, Darcy Laurie, Sandy Robson, Lexa Doig, Chase Petriw, Emma Oliver, Michelle Addison, Miranda Edwards, Gabrielle Jacinto.

B.C. filming locations:

Jack’s Bar is played by The Watershed Grill in Brackendale near Squamish.

Mel’s cabin is played by the 70-year-old McCrea cabin in North Vancouver’s Murdo Frazer Park, with interiors in studio.

Mel on the suspension bridge at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish.

Virgin River’s season 5 event: Labor Day Carnival. Filmed in Burnaby’s Central Park.

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Jack at Labor Day Carnival.

Jack and Mel on Ferris wheel.

Spa Day mud fight filmed at former YMCA Camp Howdy in Belcarra (also used as Lottie’s compound in Yellowjackets season 2).

Ten episodes of Virgin River season 5 drop September 7th on Netflix.

Virgin River is renewed for season 6 but production in B.C. is delayed because of the ongoing WGA Writers strike and SAG-AFTRA Performers strike — a rare double strike.

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