Riverdale, the popular teen drama, taken from Archie Comics is officially happening for another season. The series features casts such as Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, etc. in the leading role. Riverdale is one of the flagship shows of The CW that is quite popular among viewers.
The developer of the series is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who is also Archie Comics’ chief creative officer. The series takes place in a small town known as Riverdale exploring the dark past of everyone. It features Archie Andrews and his classmates in high school. Let’s learn all the details about the upcoming season of Riverdale.
Renewal and Release Date: Riverdale Season 5
Riverdale initially premiered on The CW Network on January 26, 2017. It is also available on the Netflix streaming platform. The series as of now released four seasons with 76 episodes. The renewal for the teen drama was early taking place in January of 2020. Season 5 and the last few episodes of Season 4 were also unable to shoot due to Coronavirus Pandemic. Filming stopped in March of 2020. The filming and production officially started in August as confirmed via sharing a photo of the filming.
Season 5 initially planned to release in October of 2020 could not happen as the shooting got canceled during season 4 only. Then Season 5 got aired on Netflix but the 11th episode of season 5 got delayed indefinitely as the show has only released 10 episodes and the last episode came out on 31st March 2021. There has been an announcement that the next episodes will be coming to CW on 7th July 2021 and on Netflix the following day but that is not going to happen sadly. Now the new release date is set to be 11th August for CW and 12th August for Netflix. Better late than never right?
Cast: Riverdale Season 5
The main casts from the previous will return for season 5. It includes Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Casey Cott, KJ Apa, Mädchen Amick, Cole Sprouse, Charles Melton, Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan. Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones is not returning for season 5. Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge confirmed as departing the show at the end of the season, but it seems now that she will return for season 5. Other recurring and guests roles can include Nathalie Boltt, Molly Ringwald, Robin Givens, and Martin Cummins.
Plotline: Riverdale Season 5
There is no confirmed Plotline for season 5. However, there will be a big-time jump of seven years for the teen characters in the new season. The finale of season 4 is also there for premiering. The season will continue from the part from where season 4 is left off. Showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa also said, “I think we want to drop you in the middle of something crazy.”