Riverdale is a teen drama television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa based on the characters of Archie Comics. Along with Jon Goldwater, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, and Michael Grassi, Roberto serves as an executive producer.
The first season of the show began on January 26, 2017, with the second season following in October of the same year. The third season was released on October 10, 2018, and the fourth season will be released on October 9, 2019. The fifth season premiered on January 20, 2021, with the sixth following on November 16, 2021. The sitcom has garnered great reviews, and the producers have renewed it for a seventh season.
So, when is Riverdale Season 7 coming out? What exactly is the plot? Who would return to reprise the lead roles? Continue reading for more information.
Has Riverdale’s Seventh Season Been Renewed?
It has, but the good news is bittersweet. While the show was renewed for a seventh season in March, it was confirmed in May that this would be the final season.
When announcing the show’s cancellation, The CW’s network president, Mark Pedowitz, remarked, “I am a strong believer in wanting to give shows that have had long runs a dignified sendoff.”
“We had a lengthy talk with Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday, who is overjoyed with the news, and we will treat the show with the respect it deserves… We want to make certain that everything runs smoothly. I believe they, too, believed that seven years was adequate. As a fan, I want to do what is best for the show.”
While fans are certainly delighted to go on one more journey with these characters, knowing how quickly things are coming to a close will be emotional.
Riverdale Season 7 Release Date
Riverdale’s most recent season ended in July 2022. Meanwhile, the producers have stated that the seventh season would air in 2023.
The amount of episodes for the upcoming season has not been disclosed because it has varied over the first six seasons. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution.
Riverdale Season 7 Cast: Who Will Return?
We don’t yet have a fully confirmed cast list for Season 7, but we expect all of the core characters from Season 6 to return for more. As a result, we anticipate the return of the following:
- Archibald “Archie” Andrews is played by KJ Apa.
- Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper is played by Lili Reinhart.
- Veronica Lodge is played by Camila Mendes.
- Forsythe Pendleton “Jughead” Jones III is played by Cole Sprouse.
- Cheryl Blossom is played by Madelaine Petsch.
- Kevin Keller is played by Casey Cott.
- Reginald “Reggie” Mantle is played by Charles Melton.
- Vanessa Morgan in the role of Antoinette “Toni” Topaz
- Fangs Fogarty is played by Drew Ray Tanner.
- Alice Smith is played by Madchen Amick.
- Tabitha Tate is played by Erin Westbrook.
Meanwhile, Kiernan Shipka, who recently reprised her role as Sabrina from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for a crossover, has hinted that she may appear again in season 7.
“Yeah, she has to come back. I think they’re going to need her help again. Like for entertainment’s sake, I would say [they should] lean into the chaos – no pun intended – as much as they can and work hard and have faith that it’s all going to work out, but at the end of the day, just truly probably call Sabrina again. I think they’re going to need her, to be quite honest.
Riverdale Season 7 Plot
During his previously stated conversation with Decider, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the supernatural occurrences of season 6 will undoubtedly affect the final tale, even if most of the characters have forgotten all that happened with Percival:
“It is not a radical departure from what has come before,” Jughead recalls everything that occurred. And I believe our characters, conscious or not, have an emotional recollection of what they’ve gone through.”
“So, Rivervale is in continuation, as I tried to emphasize after the Rivervale incident.” Outside of continuity, there are no five episodes. And I think everyone could see that it was truly devoted to Riverdale and season six. So, in my opinion, season seven does not mark the beginning of a new continuity. It is still in operation.”
Riverdale Season 7 Trailer
Riverdale Season 7 has yet to receive a teaser from the show’s creators. You may watch the Season 6 trailer below till it is released: