Virgin River is finally confirmed to be returning to Netflix for season 2 in November 2020. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know about Virgin River season 2 including the cast announcements, production updates, what we can expect, and some news regarding season three of Virgin River too!
Virgin River is a Netflix Original romantic-drama series akin to what you’d likely see on Hallmark based on the novels of the same name by author Robyn Carr. Production of the series has been handled by Sea To Sky Productions ULC., with all of the filming taking place in Canada.
Season one of Virgin River released on Netflix on December 9th, 2019.
The series was an instant hit for Netflix (although no actual figures were released). Robynn Carr spoke to the Washington Post and said: “It’s so exciting to be a part of the romance genre movement taking place in Hollywood” adding “I’ve been telling my readers to think of it as a brand new ‘Virgin River’ adventure with your favorite characters.”
For those worried about the future of the show, there’s no need to be! As we reported earlier in the year, season three has already been renewed and is due to start production later this year (or whenever filming can get underway again due to COVID restrictions.)
Virgin River season 2 renewal status & production timeline
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Officially renewed (Last Updated: 09/12/2019)
We first reported season 2 of Virgin River had been renewed before the first season even premiered on Netflix.
Filming for the second season reportedly began on September 9th, 2019, and concluded filming on December 17th, 2019.
Once again, filming took place in Vancouver in Canada despite the story itself being set in rural California, USA.
The official announcement for season 2 arrived just over a week after the series debuted on Netflix which came via the See What’s Next account (now renamed to Netflix Queue).
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) December 20, 2019
When will season 2 of Virgin River be on Netflix?
Up until late October 2020 we were only given a broad “fall 2020” release date but that’s now changed with it being confirmed that season 2 of Virgin River hits Netflix on November 27th, 2020.
As for what we can expect, the announcement of the date came alongside a new tease saying:
“Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama — and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it.”
Throughout the year we got a few new snippets of information including some new behind-the-scenes pictures.
Virgin River season 2 cast members
Most of the main cast have either confirmed or been confirmed to return for season 2.
- Martin Henderson
- Alexandra Breckenridge
- Jenny Cooper
- Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey
- Benjamin Hollingsworth
- Colin Lawrence
Now, let’s move onto the new faces who will appear in Virgin River season 2.
Back in early 2020, we learned about a load of new faces that will be starring in season 2 of Virgin River. These include:
- Carmel Amit will play the role of Jamie
- Keith MacKechnie as Nick
- Donald Heng as George
- Steve Bacic as Wes
- Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan
- Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavanagh
- Trevor Lerner as Bert Gordon
- Garfield Wilson as Zeke
- Andrew Zachar as Tom
A few cast announcements for season 2 of #VirginRiver:
Carmel Amit will play the role of Jamie
Keith MacKechnie as Nick
Donald Heng as George
Steve Bacic as Wes
Lane Edwards as Sheriff Duncan
Thomas Nicholson as Leo Cavangh pic.twitter.com/8OwgQYv0vf
— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) February 28, 2020
In March 2020, we got word that Marco Grazzini will play the role of Mike in season 2 – accompanying an Instagram post, the official account said the following: “Season 2… Mike Valenzuela bringing “hotness” to Virgin River!”
In May 2020, we got word that Canadian actress Melinda Dahl who has featured in series such as House has joined the cast. She’ll be playing the role of Staci who is Mel’s sister-in-law.
New cast announcement for #VirginRiver season 2!
Melinda Dahl will play the role of Staci who is Mel’s sister-in-law. pic.twitter.com/BPy8NQK5vQ
— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) May 5, 2020
In late May 2020, we got word from a report via Deadline that Sarah Dugdale had joined the cast. She’s recently appeared in In the Shadow of the Moon on Netflix but is also known for appearing in The CW’s Arrow and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
Grayson Gurnsey has also been upped to series regular for season 2 and in mid-June 2020 we also learned that Ben Hollingsworth had also been upped to season regular.
We’ve also learned of some of the smaller cast members for season 2 including:
- Cecily Day as Beverly
- Jana Benoit as Sally
- Mike Kovac as Jeff
- Marilyn Norry as Bea
- David Santana as Mr. Hamilton
Everything else we know about season 2 of Virgin River
- Season 2 is set to consist of 10 episodes as per the previous season.
- Andy Mikita is confirmed to be directing episodes one and 2 of the second season.
- Robyn Carr, who is the author behind Virgin River, will soon be publishing a new book by the name of Sunrise on Half Moon Bay. In addition, another of Robyn’s books was recently optioned for TV in the form of the Sullivan’s Crossing book series.
- The next chapter in the Virgin River novel series is set to release in October 2020. It’s called Return to Virgin River and will release in shops from October 13th, 2020.
Are you excited about the second season of Virgin River? Let us know in the comments below!