Is Riverdale Season 7 happening? Continue reading to learn more.
Riverdale is an adolescent drama television series based on the Archie Comics characters. Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa adapted the series for The CW, which is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios in collaboration with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. The comic was adapted into a television series with the premise that after a youngster was murdered in Riverdale, a group of teens attempted to uncover the evils that lay within this seemingly harmless town.
When a television series has aired for six seasons, it is considered a go-to franchise for any major TV network to get a rating from an already established fanbase. However, it is doubtful if the series will be able to sustain its appeal after such a long run. For each season, Riverdale has expanded its storyline in every strange way a television show can. If you were one of the fans that saw every season of Riverdale and are now waiting for Riverdale Season 7, we have got you covered.
Will there be Season 7 of Riverdale?
Yes, in March 2022, the series was renewed for a seventh and final season, which is set to premiere in 2023. The CW network announced that Season 7 of Riverdale would be the last season of the TV series, signifying that the series would be back for another season, but unfortunately, it will be the last. It’s imperative to note that many CW original series have been discontinued, even though the series had a significant fanbase.
According to Deadline, the CW boss Mark Pedowitz on Thursday morning said that he thinks “seven years is the right amount.” He further added, “I am a big believer of giving series that have had a long run an appropriate send-off. We had a long conversation with Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday and he is thrilled with the decision,” Pedowitz said. “We are going to treat the show in the manner it deserves. It’s been an iconic pop culture star and we want to make sure that it goes out the right way.”
Riverdale Season 7 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of Riverdale Season 7 is yet to be confirmed by the CW as of August 1, 2022. The sixth season just ended a few hours ago, but on the bright side, the next season is speculated to begin production in a scheduled manner like the last season. So, the fans seem to be assured that the upcoming season is not delayed. The next season will be released sooner than they anticipated as the renewal announcement was made by the network on time.
Based on the previous season’s release date pattern, the series’ rollout most likely begins sometime around mid-2023. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, the CW will publish and confirm the official release dates in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
Riverdale Season 7 Plot
The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the sixth season, Chapter One Hundred and Seventeen: Night of the Comet. The episode was directed by Gabriel Correa and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Aaron Allen. In the episode, the viewers got to see that the town of Riverdale is surrounded by a barrier as Bailey’s Comet is on its way there as a result of Percival’s curse. People can still enter, even though they cannot depart.
Abigail is consulted by Heather and Cheryl on how to obliterate the comet. Cheryl intends to utilize her Phoenix abilities to destroy the comet, but one or more of the living dead will perish as a result. When Betty hears about Archie’s plan, she chooses to wait until the comet has passed before saying yes. Jughead and Tabitha embark on a date, and Tabitha uses her chronokinetic powers to imagine Jughead and her having children and spending their latter years together.
Using the bodies of Cheryl and Toni, Heather uses magic to enable Thomasina, the ancestor of Abigail and Toni, to have one final encounter. In order for Cheryl to be able to destroy Comet and preserve everyone’s lives successfully, Veronica intends to syphon the powers of the gang and give them to her.
Jughead is the only one who remembers what occurred before when the citizens of Riverdale were suddenly transported back in time to 1955 the following day. Although it is rumored that this already-established premise will serve as the basis for the Riverdale Season 7 pilot, we are aware of how unpredictable the show’s plot and the characters can be. As a result, the finale season might be something different than the viewers anticipated.
Riverdale Season 7 Episodes
The final season is expected to have approximately 19 – 22 episodes, just like the prior seasons, which usually have an average runtime of approximately 41–46 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of August 1, 2022, the exact episode titles and numbers for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch the prior seasons to refresh their memories of key plotlines.
Riverdale Season 7 Cast and Crew
The original cast from Season 6 is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the next season. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of August 1, 2022. The list of the series’ prominent characters are listed below:
- KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
- Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
- Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
- Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
- Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
- Casey Cott as Kevin Keller
- Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle
- Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz
- Drew Ray Tanner as Fangs Fogarty
- Mädchen Amick as Alice Smith
- Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate
Riverdale is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater executive produce.
Riverdale Season 6: A Quick Recap
The first special five-episode event arc of Riverdale’s sixth season is titled “RIVERVALE.” Picking up where season five left off, just before a bomb placed beneath Archie’s bed by Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) was ready to detonate, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie (KJ Apa) decide to give their romantic connection another try. Strangely, the bomb doesn’t seem to go off, and the next morning, Archie and Betty are living in the town of Rivervale, with their life in Riverdale only a distant memory. It’s hard to imagine, but Rivervale is even gloomier and more unsettling than Riverdale.
A visit from everyone’s favorite twenty-something witch, Sabrina Spellman (guest star Kiernan Shipka), is among the many spirits, curses, witches, demons, human sacrifices, and special guest stars that are present. How did Rivervale come to contain our characters? What precisely is Rivervale, though? Another universe? A realm of dreams? Limbo? Arrietty’s coma dream? The Jughead Paradox, Riverdale’s hundredth episode, will solve the enigma.
Take a look at the official trailer for Riverdale Season 6 below:
Where to stream Riverdale?
Riverdale is currently available on fuboTV and Netflix. The series is also available to stream on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu and may be rented or purchased with various subscription tiers based on the viewer’s region and preferences. Moreover, The series will also be aired on The CW at the 8 p.m. (ET) time slot. The series won’t be available to Netflix US users until eight days after the finale airs in America, meaning they won’t be able to watch it until the summer of 2022.
Riverdale Overall Reception
The first season of Riverdale received a generally positive response from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a fresh rating of 88% based on 62 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.22/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Riverdale offers an amusingly self-aware reimagining of its classic source material that proves eerie, odd, daring, and above all addictive.” On Metacritic, the season has a score of 68 out of 100 based on 36 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. According to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 6.7 out of 10 with 140k votes.
Along with Riverdale, what other CW series was canceled?
Riverdale joins a long list of CW series that have been canceled recently, including Dynasty, Charmed, Naomi, 4400, In the Dark, and Roswell, New Mexico, as well as the previously canceled Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow. The CW’s unusual cancellation of major series is most likely related to the network’s suspected upcoming sale. It is reported that perhaps to the Nexstar affiliate group and hence its uncertain future which is rumored to causing such abrupt cancelation of so many shows this year.
Riverdale Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “Based on the characters from the Archie Comics, Riverdale is a subversive take on the wholesome town of Riverdale and some of its teen residents, including Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, as they discover the darkness and dangers that bubble underneath their town’s wholesome facade.”
Catch up on all the previous seasons while you wait for Riverdale Season 7, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the upcoming last season of the CW series.