Virgin River Season 6 has been confirmed, but when Season 6 of the show finally returns, it will do so with less episodes than the show gave us in Season 5. That’s right, Season 6 is set to only have 10 episodes.
The news was confirmed by writer Ildiko Susany during an interview with The Writers Perspective.
Virgin River‘s 10 episode count isn’t actually out of the norm for the series. The show’s first three seasons had 10 episodes, with Seasons 4 and 5 going up to 12 episodes respectively. The 12 episodes of Season 5 were released separately, with Netflix releasing Part 1 — the first 10 episodes — on September 7th, and Part 2, the last two episodes — coming on November 30th.
Susany also confirmed Season 6 of the show will focus more on Mel and Jack, something fans of the show will probably be very, very pleased about. The show, which at times is more an ensemble than anything, has nevertheless had the two of them at the center since the beginning — and with the will they/won’t they firmly in the rearview mirror, some focus on their romance wouldn’t go amiss.
That and a chance for them to, you know, be happy. There’s been too much drama in their lives. Let them smile. Give us some domesticity. And let some of the other couples around them get a chance at some actual joy, too. We don’t want to just see couples get together, we want to enjoy the romance after the fact too. That’s the beauty of multiple season of a romance! Domestic bliss. Please be giving us some of that.