Riverdale is coming back for a fifth season. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently confirmed the information on social networking.
Riverdale was one of the first to stop production due to the pandemic following a crew member came into contact with somebody who had tested positive for COVID-19 in March. This meant that the fourth year was cut to 19 episodes, leaving fans with a cliffhanger.
When is it being released?
It had been reported on September 14 the cast and crew had gone back to work. A few weeks afterward, filming was shut down due to”delays in processing COVID-19 tests in British Columbia”. Production is back up and running again, but there is a chance we could see another holdup at some point, which makes calling an air date hopeless.
Who will be inside?
While specifics of the following season’s cast still haven’t been declared, what we do know is that Jughead’s daddy, F.P. Jones (Skeet Ulrich), won’t be making a return. We’d expect to visit KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, and Camila Mendes return as Archie Andrews, Jughead, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge respectively, as well as fellow pupils like Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton). Drew Ray Tanner, who plays Fangs Fogarty, has also been upped to a series regular for season five.
What to expect in the fifth season?
The season will start with the gang prom and graduation from Riverdale High, which was supposed to occur after season four, but sadly got delayed due to the coronavirus. After those initial episodes, then there will most likely be a time leap. According to Roberto, the plan is to bring everyone back to town following their college graduations.