'Riverdale' Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

'Riverdale' Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

The drama continues with a more mature Riverdale casts.

Riverdale was forced to end in a cliffhanger in season 4 after they were forced to shut down filming the remaining episodes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Now the dark and bizarre adaptation of Archie Comics is expected to return for Season 5 with more complications in the already complex plotline.

Here's everything you need to know about Riverdale Season 5. 


What Will Be The Plot Of Riverdale Season 5?

Towards the end of season 4, Betty and Jughead got their hands on a perplexing video cassette containing a video of murderers stabbing a man. 
The murderers were wearing cartoon masks of the Riverdale casts, and the victim was dressed as their principal, Mr. Honey.

Riverdale season 4 aired with only 19 episodes instead of 22 after getting shut down by the pandemic.

Writers are not throwing those remaining three episodes away. Season 5 will begin with the three missing episodes so fans can expect to finally get closure with last year's crazy ending. Season 4 left fans with so many questions. Who was sending those videos, and what are their intentions? What about the upcoming senior prom? Hopefully, we can find all the answers in season 5. 


Katy Keene Plot Leaks For Season 5

Katy Keene, a Riverdale spin-off that debuted in February 2020 but was canceled in July 2020, revealed some interesting possible plot leaks for season 2 too.

The spin-off was set five years after Season 4 of Riverdale (same as the planned time jump for season 5). It gave us a sneak peek of the character's lives. We saw Kevin Keller as a drama teacher at Riverdale High while Archie remains in Riverdale too. Hiram Lodge also made an appearance in Katy Keene's series finale.

The show is also confirmed to have a time jump in season 5.

Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge, has confirmed the rumors and revealed that it would be set five years into the future. The Riverdale characters are currently in high school, so it will be interesting to see the character's growth.


When Will Riverdale Season 5 Release? 

Riverdale season 5 is set to air on January 2021, as announced by CW. The series premiered on January 26, 2017, season 2 aired on October 11, 2017, season 3 released on October 10, 2018, while season 4 came a year after, on October 9, 2019. 


Who Among The Cast Members Will Come Back For Riverdale Season 5?

Two cast members are expected not to return full-time for the upcoming season. They are Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermione Lodge and Skeeter Ulrich, who plays F.P. Jones.

In February this year, Ulrich told CNN: "I'm incredibly grateful for the friendships I've made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,"

Ulrich, who plays Jughead's dad, added: "I'm proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I've decided that it's time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities."

But there is great news though, creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously revealed to Variety that Nichols and Ulrich are 'always welcome back in Riverdale,' so everything remains possible as of the moment.

Nichols has already confirmed via Instagram that she will be coming back for season 5, most likely on a limited scale. 


The rest of the major cast members are expected to reprise their roles.

They are KJ Apa (Archie Andrew), Cole Sprouse (Jughead), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) and Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge ) together with fellow students Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton).

Recommended for you