The teen crime and fantasy drama has had the internet in a chokehold since 2017 and will finally come to an end with the next season.
There may not be a show more loved or hated in the same decade than CW’s Riverdale. A rollercoaster of sorts, the show has quickly become one to keep your eye out for.
Riverdale follows a group of teenagers who get entangled in shady stuff happening around their town, according to ScreenRant. Apart from being privy to all the drama, these teenagers also take up the law enforcement’s jobs and personally investigate the harrowing developments in their very own little shop of horrors. Currently, there are six seasons of the show, so fans (and haters alike) are excited to see what happens next season.
CW has confirmed that there will be a seventh season for Riverdale, however, the next season will be its last. CW’s recent trend in canceling shows like Charmed, Dynasty, 4400, Batwoman, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow has managed to infect Riverdale but unlike these shows, it will be given a chance to neatly wrap up the storyline and give all the characters satisfying endings.
The story for #Riverdale season 7 is so surprising, it even caught the show's creator off guard: "It's totally surprising, and yet completely inevitable, so I'm really excited."https://t.co/IQ4k8iR5vl pic.twitter.com/hV31GIZhPG— Screen Rant (@screenrant) July 18, 2022
Last season, we saw the Riverdale squad getting superpowers, starting a crossover event with Sabrina Spellman from Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Cheryl Blossom got some mad pyrokinetic powers by the end. Additionally, we saw that Archie wakes up in 1955, unaware of what is happening and navigating the golden decade. Jughead seems to know what is happening as a helpful narrator of the next season, navigating us through the 50s.
With this cliffhanger, Riverdale set up the seventh season, thrusting the characters into a post-WW2 style universe living the fashion high with short, wide ties and dark lipstick with pin curls.
The favorites like K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones will be making a comeback next season. Although it would be good to see Kiernan Shipka back as Sabrina Spellman, it seems improbable for her to come to the 50s. Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper and Alvin Sanders may return as well. We may get to see Trevor Stines coming back as Jason Blossom, with the events of the final season going ahead with his resurrection and initial death that kicked off the series back in season 1.
CW has notified that the next season will be coming in 2023 and since there hasn’t been any news of shortening the season, it will probably run for a full 22 episodes before coming to an end.
Welp, see you all on the other side of the ☄️ for the final season of #Riverdale 😉 Thank you everyone for watching our explosive penultimate season 💣 We're so grateful for each of you, our loyal fans ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Bs5nLztV3o— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) August 1, 2022
Seasons 1-6 of Riverdale are currently streaming on Netflix.