Riverdale season 4 is, currently, showing on Netflix. However, since the series came to an abrupt end, fans are waiting for the release of season 5.
Fans are looking forward to Netflix’s renewal and release date of Riverdale season 5. The teen drama is among the most popular series on Netflix.
It has been continuously renewed for the past four seasons owing to its unique storyline. Moreover, the Riverdale series consistently intrigued the viewers with its thrilling plots and cliffhanger endings.
Meanwhile, Riverdale season 4 needs to complete three more episodes. Also, there are changes to the plot because some characters may not return for its fifth season.
Season 5 Netflix renewal
At the moment, Riverdale season 4 is available on Netflix regions. However, there is no word yet on the renewal of season 5. Similar to other series, Riverdale adhered to the temporary shut down due to COVID-19.
— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) May 29, 2020
Netflix is still silent on the series’ renewal and release date. Fortunately, Riverdale season 5 will return on CW. Back in January, the network confirmed its renewal along with other CW originals.
Though Riverdale may have decreased in rating at the start of season 3, its popularity pushes for the green light. Furthermore, Netflix will have no reason to drop the show if the viewership continues to increase. On a side note, all Netflix series will have to wait for a month to review the ratings.
Riverdale Season 5 plot
Since the series ended with a cliffhanger, the showrunners are already ahead of season 5 plans. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa relayed:
“I think we’re pivoting in the best and most robust way, but what’s nice is whatever happens after graduation, I think people will be intrigued to see, but it feels like every episode when we come back is pretty dramatic.”
Riverdale season 4 delved deeper into the characters’ life choices. It projected a lot of thrilling episodes from Archie’s career change to Betty, Jughead, and Charles’ detective ordeals. It appears that Riverdale season 5 will follow the plot left at the end of season 4.
Season 5 teases Katy Keene crossover
Showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa also announced that there will be a slight time jump in Riverdale season 5. Archie and the rest of the gang have gone off to college, but a certain circumstance will bring them back to Riverdale.
— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) May 23, 2020
While Veronica Lodge goes to Barnard College in New York, a possibility of Katy Keene crossover is on the line. Katy Keene played by Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, is a comedy-drama series on the CW network.
Riverdale season 5 release date
Riverdale season 5 will premiere in January 2021. Production may undergo delays because of the pandemic. Since the series is filmed in Vancouver, restrictions are still in place and it has affected the release timeframe of the series.