Netflix’s original romantic-drama series Virgin River Season 2 is returning to its parent network in 2020. The streamer had renewed the series for its second run when its first season started airing on Netflix. Surprisingly, the creator started filming for its second season before the streamer gave any words for the second chapter. Netflix is trying to expand its varieties in the category by bringing new stories, and Virgin River set to its first subject for this study. Fortunately, Netflix succeeded in this research, as the series gained positive response around the globe.
Virgin River, created by Sue Tenney, is a romantic drama series on Netflix. The series is based on Robyn Carr’s novel of the same name. It follows Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse who struggles with her new lifestyle. The series begins with Mel accepting to work as a nurse in the small town of California named Virgin River. Initially, she thought it would be the best way to leave her grief and unpleasant memories behind. So she can fresh start her life. But, soon, Mel realized it’s not as easy as she expected. She should first learn to heal herself before moving to the Virgin River.
Virgin River Season 2: Renewal Status & Release Date
In December 2019, Netflix renewed the show for its second season. Before the streamer has renewed the show’s second season, the filming is wrapped up on December 17, 2019. The filming finished before the global pandemic hit the world. However, a few shots were left to film. That begin filming in Vancouver in Canada instead of rural California, where the series set. In an interview, Robyn Carr, the author behind this series, expressed her joy. She said she’s pleased that Hollywood is taking a step towards the romantic genre.
However, a month before Netflix’s See What’s Next officially announced Virgin River Season 2 renewal on their official Twitter account. In which, they posted a video of lead actor Martin with his dog celebrating the news. That reads: “Virgin River has been renewed for a second season. And the cast-not to mention Martin’s dog-is very excited about it!”
On the bright side, the series is untouched from the ongoing pandemic. Since filming wrapped up three months before the production paused in March. Earlier, it was expected Virgin River Season 2 to premiere in the late summer. However, the series creator and producers haven’t spoken yet to Netflix about its premiere date. Still, we can assume the series would land at Christmas following its previous season release date.
Virgin River Season 2: Cast Details
Of course, the main cast is back to continue their character. These include Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan and Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda “Mel” Monroe, Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey as Ricky, and Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady. Also, Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton, Grayson Gurnsey as well as Ben Hollingsworth were raised as series regular from the second season.
In the second run, many new faces would be seen. These include Carmel Amit as Jamie, Donald Heng as George, and Keith MacKechnie as Nick. Along with Steve Bacic as Wes, Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavanagh, as well as Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan. Adding to the list, Marco Grazzini as Mike, Melinda Dahl as Staci, and Sarah Dugdale are joining the show. A further new member who’s joining the series for a smaller period is Cecilly Day as Beverly. Jana Benoit as Sally, Mike Kovac as Jeff, Marilyn Norry as Bea, as well as David Santana as Mr. Hamilton are also joining the show.