The last countdown! After five years on the CW, Riverdale is coming to an end with its seventh and final season.
“I strongly believe that shows that have been on screens for a long time are properly removed,” CW CEO Mark Pedowitz said in a May 2022 phone call, according to Deadline. “Yesterday we had a long conversation with [executive producer] Robert [Aguirre-Sacasa], who is delighted with this news, and we will treat the show as it deserves. We want to make sure everything is going the right way. »
Pedowitz noted that in his opinion Riverdale was ready to say goodbye, adding, “I think they also felt seven years was the right time. As a fan, I want to do what’s right for the series.
Among the announcements, KJ Apa talked about the opportunity to play Archie for so many seasons. “I’m sad to say goodbye to Riverdale next season, to our film sets, to our crew, to our producers, to our CW family, but I can speak for everyone, for Cami [Mendes]Cole [Sprouse]Lily [Reinhart] and the rest of our cast, we’re so grateful to everyone for their support,” the actor said during The CW Upfronts in May 2022. “For the fans, without the fans, none of this would be possible.
The New Zealand native continued: “I can’t say I’m going to miss coloring my hair every week, I can’t wait to be myself again, but I promise you last season we Let’s finish it bang and we can’t wait to share it with you.
The teen drama, which premiered on The CW in 2017, explores the characters at the center of Archie’s iconic comic. After the murder, the main group of friends have come together to uncover the dark secrets that exist in their town.
During Season 6, viewers witnessed a special “Rivervale” event, in which the characters appeared in an alternate universe after an explosion, following which Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Cheryl subsequently developed mysterious abilities. According to Apa, the characters’ new abilities should help them stand up to the season’s villain Percival Pickens. “Hopefully it all comes down to me and him fighting,” he told TV Line in May 2022 of the upcoming fight. “But I think it gets a bit more complicated than just a physical battle. There’s a lot of black magic there. He has the strength, we have the strength. So it’s very similar to “Harry Potter” and “Very Strange Things”.
The ‘I Still Believe’ star also admitted he was “a bit sad” to see the show come to an end. “I try not to think about it because the more I think about it, the more real it becomes,” he said. “I think a lot of us anticipated that, [season] 7 was probably last season. So that didn’t surprise me much. »
Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about Riverdale’s latest chapter:
When will it be released?
The CW has confirmed that the final season will return mid-season in 2023. The episode count has yet to be confirmed.
Who will appear?
Apa, Reinhart, Mendes, Sprouse, Madeleine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan are expected to return to complete their storylines. Erinn Westbrook and Madchen Amik also appear regularly on the show.
During The CW Upfronts in May 2022, Ashley Murray confirmed that she had no plans to reprise her role as Josie after leaving the show. Instead, the Missouri native plans to focus on her new character [Zenzi Fullerton] on the CW series “Tom Swift”.
Will Betty and Archie be the endgame?
In response to a question about Jughead’s possible reunion with ex-girlfriend Betty, Apa told TV Line in May 2022, “I wouldn’t care. I don’t think it will happen.
The projects of the last season
After the final season of “Riverdale” was confirmed, Mendes took to social media to look to the future.
“Another season to show the ending you all deserve 💖 So much love to all the fans who have been here since day one and never left. it wouldn’t have gone this far without you!!” she tweeted.