Riverdale will return!

Get ready for another crazy season, because Riverdale’s fifth season is officially underway. Confirmed by the CW in January, the teen drama received an early renewal, along with several other series on the channel.

The filming of the last episodes of the fourth season has been suspended for reasons of coronavirus safety. With the final school year and the departure stories of FP Jones (Ulrich) and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) still on the air, the fifth season will begin with the three episodes of the fourth season that the cast has not yet filmed. Then, from the fourth episode, a new plot will begin!

But what will happen? What’s next? The Series Mix gathered all the official information about the fifth season and brought it to you. Check out!

Was Riverdale’s fifth season confirmed?

Yes – Riverdale received an early renewal along with several other CW series in January. Due to the current pandemic, the recordings had to be postponed. But the good news is that it is already happening.

Release date

Although there is no official confirmation as to the exact date of the fifth Riverdale season, it has now been revealed that the series will return in the United States only in January 2021. It is worth remembering that here in Brazil the series airs on Warner Channel on the same day it airs in the United States. So, it is presumed that here in Brazil the fifth season will also premiere in January 2021. On Netflix, it should only be in the catalog in October 2021.

How many episodes will there be in the fifth season of Riverdale?

With the season now only opening in January 2021, instead of October 2020, the fifth season may have fewer episodes than a normal 22-episode season. Due to the uncertain situation in the world, this could be changed. So far there is no confirmation.

Writer Ted Sullivan confirmed on Twitter that the start of season 5 will begin with the remaining 3 episodes of season 4, two of which have yet to be filmed. In response to a fan who asks if we will ever see season 20, 21, and 22 of season 4, he wrote: “You will see them. Do not worry! You just have to wait until the fifth season! They are great ”.

Cast: Who will return?

After the mystery surrounding Jughead in season four, it looks like Cole Sprouse will return for season five. Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, and Vanessa Morgan are also confirmed. Other expected actors are Charles Melton and Casey Cott.

It has been confirmed that Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols will not return as regulars next season, although there is a loophole for participation. In an interview with EW, Mädchen Amick confirmed that he will return for the fifth season as Alice. Nothing has been announced about the status of Mark Consuelos in the series, but he will appear in the next episode of Katy Keene, which will be set in five years in the future, so it is safe to assume that Hiram Lodge will still be at large within this universe.

Molly Ringwald, Martin Cummins, Nathalie Boltt, and Robin Givens will also return as guests.

No additional stars have yet been confirmed.

The plot: what can we expect?

Given the matches of the father figures in the series, fans speculated that Season 5 might include a considerable leap in time that will make our teen characters enter their twenties, skipping the college years. During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, KJ Apa joked that season five “can go anywhere”. He continued: “ The only type of spoiler I can give people is: it is not your typical high school. I think it will surprise a lot of people ”.

A few weeks later, screenwriter Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the time jump. In an interview with ET, he joked: “We are trying to find out if we are leaping in time, how quickly we can do it – and you know, my instinct is as soon as possible after we finish the stories of the season. I think we want to leave you in the middle of something crazy. ”

He continued: ” And since all of our characters would go to different colleges, my instinct was to jump over four and a half years.”

The leap also opens the door to significant changes in the series’ various relationship plots. Incidentally, this has been a point criticized by fans, who according to them take the focus from the beginning in the plot of Riverdale. A drama was brewing once again between Betty and Archie when season 4 was abruptly interrupted, while Jughead was still pursuing his writing career.

Since the series is named after the city where they were born, it is assumed that the fifth season will see the main characters returning home. That, after a while away. But whether they will be back together or alone, we will have to find out.