Netflix has shared a huge update on which productions will be joining the catalog in 2024, and Virgin River fans are angry.
Since its very beginning, the Netflix series has demonstrated reliability and regularity with its release schedules. The first season of Virgin River was broadcast in December 2019, the second in November 2020, the third in July 2021… basically, it didn’t take much more than a year to get the continuation of the adaptation of Robyn’s novels Carr.
But even though creators avoid long waits, certain circumstances can impact forecasts. And the road to season 6 of the series followed by a large part of Netflix subscribers will still be long, especially after the writers’ and actors’ strikes of 2023 in Hollywood.
However, said season 6 was indeed confirmed, even before the end of the fifth was broadcast. But will we see the next episodes in 2024?
Netflix makes its announcements for 2024: what about Virgin River?
The beginning of February 2024 was an important week for Netflix: it was the opportunity to release as many announcements as possible for the next productions joining the catalog this year. New features, but also highly anticipated sequels. Unfortunately, Virgin River season 6 was not one of them.
And rightly so: because this next chapter will not be available in 2024! The reason is simple: filming has not yet started, according to a report from Deadline, which also reports a delay for Stranger Things or the live-action adaptation of One Piece. Obviously, it didn’t matter to the most dedicated spectators, who did not fail to let it be known on social networks.
Virgin River fans vent their anger over Netflix’s ‘absurd’ update
The war of opinions rages the hardest on Reddit, after someone created a dedicated thread to protest: “According to Deadline, season 6 won’t air until 2025.”
To which another replied: “This is ridiculous. They are going to lose a lot of spectators.” A third then announced: “All Netflix shows take ridiculously long times. People will unsubscribe and then re-subscribe for that month.”
But not everyone shares the opinion of taking risks for the streaming giant. Another Internet user pointed out that Netflix was on the way to winning the streaming war after a prosperous year: “They buy licenses for content like Suits which has broken records on a global scale and they also have original creations like Virgin River (but more popularly – Stranger Things, Squid Game, Bridgerton, etc). And their crackdown on account sharing brought them MORE followers – not fewer.”
“So they can confidently push all these series to 2025, knowing that they have enough subscribers, both for licensed content and original content, to more than compensate for the departure of those who subscribe and unsubscribe based on their favorite series.”
While others point out that with filming starting in May, we can expect a broadcast at the end of 2024 or beginning of 2025, the fact remains that fans are having difficulty with the absence of information during the announcements. for Virgin River. In the meantime, the first five seasons are available in full on Netflix.