Breathing life yet again into the Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale is coming back for its last shot and it’s going to be a bang for all its fans. It hurts to see the Archie Comics adaptation end after all this time, but if it’s of any help, you still have one more year to binge-watch the entire show before the last season kicks in.
According to TVLine, Riverdale season, 7 won’t be returning before 2023, most probably in the midseason premiere window. This means that it could hit Netflix sometime around May 2023. According to Mark Pedowitz, the chairman and CEO of The CW, “We will treat the show in the manner it deserves… We want to make sure it goes out the right way.”
Season 6 left the show’s fans flabbergasted by incorporating supernatural elements to string an ambitious storyline. The latest season focus on Archie and his friends battling a new villain who threatens to annihilate their entire town.
With that said, here’s every detail you need to know about Riverdale season 7 including cast, expected release date, plotline, spoilers and much more.
Will Riverdale season 7 officially seal the fate of the series?
Unfortunately, yes! According to The CW announcement that was made during the renewal of the seventh season, Riverdale will be signing off after the premiere of the seventh season. CEO of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, in concern with the fate of the show, stated that he believes in giving long-running shows a proper send-off.
When can we expect Riverdale Season 7 to arrive on The CW?
According to Netflix life:
“The final season of Riverdale won’t be coming to The CW in the fall season. Even though shows such as Walker and The Winchesters will premiere in October, Riverdale season 7 won’t be arriving on the network until sometime in 2023.”
The Wrap reports season 7 of Riverdale to officially premiere on the network sometime in spring 2023, which can fall from February to May.
How many episodes are constituted in Riverdale season 7?
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Riverdale season 7 is expected to have an episode count of up to 20 or 22. Below-mentioned is the official episode titles that the creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had shared on Instagram so far:
- “Chapter One Hundred and Eighteen: Don’t Worry, Darling”
- “Chapter One Hundred and Nineteen: Skip, Hop, and Thump!”
- “Chapter One Hundred and Twenty: Sex Education”
- “Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-One: Love & Marriage”
Who are the cast members of Riverdale Season 7?
The following list is expected to feature the cast members who will reportedly return as series regulars for the final season:
- KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
- Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
- Camile 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
- Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate
- Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper
In addition to the above-mentioned list, Netflix Life also reports that two new faces were added to the cast in recurring roles for season 7. These include:
- Nicholas Barasch as Julian Blossom
- Karl Walcott as Clay Walker
What can we expect to happen in Riverdale Season 7?
As previously mentioned, Riverdale season 6 piqued the excitement of its fans by incorporating supernatural elements. The fans are introduced to an alternate universe that abounds horror and magic, titled “Rivervale”. In the wake of the bomb explosion that ends in season 5, Archie and his friends unravel that they are bestowed with mysterious superpowers. This explosion causes a shift in the two worlds, Riverdale and Rivervale, leading the latter’s magic to percolate into the town we know.
Utilizing their superpowers, the crew stops the powerful Percival Pickens from debilitating the town as a way of exacting revenge for the town’s ancestors. In order to destroy the comet that Percival sent for the destruction of Riverdale, Cheryl combines everyone’s powers which results in the gang being transported back to the 1950s as teenagers. With their memories wiped out, they only know that they are from Jughead. Season 7 will presumably solve the mystery of this inexplicable time travel.
When will Riverdale season 7 be streaming on Netflix US?
As per the legacy deal signed by Netflix a decade ago, any new season of Riverdale will start streaming on Netflix eight days after the finale premieres on the official network. The legacy deal included all The CW shows which were supposed to stream on Netflix only after the season’s finale. So since Riverdale season 7 is confirmed to premiere on The CW in spring 2023, we can expect the episodes to stream on Netflix sometime around fall 2023.
When will Riverdale season 7 be streaming on Netflix internationally?
All the episodes of Season 7, like the past six seasons, are expected to be streamed weekly by a majority of Netflix regions. So, if Riverdale season 7 is premiering in spring 2023, you’ll be able to watch the episodes on a weekly basis. Hopefully, it is a next-day delivery process where new episodes are aired on The CW and they hit Netflix on Monday morning.
Be that as it may, there are a few exceptions to this schedule including Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Turkey, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Spain. If you are a part of any of these regions, you won’t be able to watch Riverdale season 7 before 2024.
Will Riverdale leave Netflix?
There is no official confirmation on either of the streaming giants of the show regarding Riverdale leaving Netflix. We can only wait for the show to close since such announcements come only during that time. However, in the US, Riverdale is expected by What’s on Netflix to leave around 2028.
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