“Here’s your first look at Virgin River season 4 coming to Netflix on July 20th! 🎉,” the present’s official Instagram teased in May 2022.
The sequence — which debuted its third season in July 2021 — is based mostly on Robyn Carr’s bestselling ebook sequence of the identical title, which begins with nurse practitioner Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) relocating to the small city of Virgin River in northern California. While balancing working with a grumpy city physician (Tim Matheson) and a budding romance with Jack (Martin Henderson), Mel offers with loads of drama — together with the mysterious circumstances of Jack’s taking pictures and the paternity of her child.
“We came up with that real doozy of a cliffhanger that will bring her back to the town, but also bring complications with it,” showrunner Sue Tenney solely instructed Us Weekly in July 2021. “I want to do as many seasons as we can. If we get the actual reveal [of Jack’s shooting in season 4], it would detail more of how this all was intertwined. The webbing of that story goes all the way back to the first season, so it’s a connective tissue that goes through four seasons.”
Elsewhere in season 3, Mel had simply completed telling Jack that she was anticipating a toddler earlier than the finale concluded. While the bartender had but to react to her impending child information, he didn’t know that Mel underwent IVF with embryos she had beforehand saved together with her late husband, Mark (Daniel Gillies), throughout their transient breakup. Like Jack, followers have been additionally left questioning concerning the paternity of the infant and if the embryo was viable after her earlier fertility struggles.
“With her history, her fertility issues and having a stillborn baby at such a late stage in pregnancy, you don’t know if she’s going to be able to,” the This Is Us star beforehand instructed Us in July 2021. “In the books, she does, but a lot of things are different in the series than in the books. But I would like to watch her journey of becoming a mother.”
“I told Jack that I was pregnant when he was about to propose at the end of season 3. So obviously we’re going to watch Mel and Jack navigate the baby that we don’t know who the father is,” Breckenridge teased throughout an interview with Glamour in April 2022. “So that should be enjoyable. And they never actually get engaged at the end of season three. So we’ll see if they end up getting engaged in season four or not.”
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