Netflix’s Drama Head Jinny Howe Expands Role, Talks ‘Partner Track’, ‘Manifest’, ‘Virgin River’ Future & More Romance With ‘Ransom Canyon’

[Excerpt from Deadline Article]

As Virgin River, based on Robyn Carr’s romance novels, is filming its fifth season (more on that in a bit), Howe and her team are betting on another contemporary romance book series, Jodi Thomas’ Ransom Canyon, to potentially become Netflix’s next hit in the genre.

“It’s a contemporary Western romance show, just looking for more in this comfort romance space,” Howe said. “It’s a multi-generational family show set on a ranch, and we say it’s Virgin River meets Yellowstone. We think that it’s going to deliver on all the romance and again it will be a really beautiful vista and setting, very escapist. It is in development in early stages, but we’re very excited about it; it feels very promising.”

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