Virgin River season 4: release date, cast, trailer and everything we know

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The hit Netflix series Virgin River has returned for its fourth season. The romantic drama picks up where it left off with Mel’s pregnancy and her dilemma at not knowing the identity of the baby’s father. 

Virgin River quickly gained a massive following as fans followed the story of the nurse practitioner who leaves Los Angeles in search of a fresh start and a quiet place to settle down. While the idyllic town of Virgin River seems peaceful, under the surface lies a complicated web of small-town drama.

Here’s everything we know about Virgin River season 4.  

When is the Virgin River season 4 release date? 

Virgin River season 4 arrived on Netflix on July 20 in both the US and the UK. Season 4 features 12 one-hour episodes. 

Netflix renewed Virgin River for season 4 and 5 back in September 2021 but there’s no timeline on a release date for the fifth season after the filming start date was pushed back several times. Annette O’Toole spoke with PureWow in early July and said that she was about to start work on season 5. This suggests that season 5 will be ready in early 2023.

Who is in the Virgin River season 4 cast?

Much of the original cast has returned in Virgin River season 4. Mark Ghanimé (Reign) has joined the cast as the town’s new doctor, Cameron Hayek. Kai Bradbury (Motherland: Fort Salem) appears as Denny Cutler, Doc’s grandson.

Here’s a list of returning cast members:

  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe 
  • Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan 
  • Colin Lawrence as Preacher 
  • Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine 
  • Tim Matheson as Doc 
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan 
  • Grayson Gurnsey as Ricky 
  • Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie 

What is Virgin River season 4 about? 

Here’s the official Virgin River season 4 synopsis from Netflix:

"Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark, or Jack, Mel begins season 4 with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who's in the market to start a family of his own. 

"Hope is still healing from her car accident and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige."

Is there a trailer for Virgin River season 4? 

The Virgin River season 4 trailer reveals Mel’s quest to figure out the identity of her baby’s father and Jack’s desire to keep the information a secret so that it doesn’t tarnish the bond he’s forming with the unborn child.  

How to watch Virgin River season 4 

Virgin River is available exclusively on Netflix. If you would like to subscribe to the popular streaming service, check out the link below.

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.