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Riverdale Season 5 release date, cast, synopsis, trailer and more

What you need to know about Riverdale Season 5

After being one of the first television series to halt production due to the global pandemic, Riverdale has officially started rolling cameras on the upcoming fifth season. The fourth season ended abruptly without bringing the gang’s high school lives to a close with prom and graduation. Finally, it’s time for Riverdale Season 5 to fill in all the moments we’ve been waiting for.

Not to mention, Season 5 still has to tie up all the loose ends left by the Season 4 cliffhanger. Time will tell what the future holds for the gang in Riverdale’s upcoming season, especially whose fate could be on the line and which characters will be leaving town for good. Even though the cast and crew are already hard at work, we’ll have to wait a little longer to watch the latest twists and turns.

For more details on the Season 5 release date, cast, synopsis, and more, continue reading to learn everything you need to know about the new episodes!

Riverdale Season 5 release date

This spring, The CW announced its “fall” schedule, which is now slated to kick off in January 2021. Currently, the network airs acquired series to fill the gaps left by the unprecedented production delays. Although Riverdale Season 5 has started filming, as confirmed by the season’s inaugural shirtless shot of Archie as shared by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the season still seems to be set for release in January 2021.

While the official release date could fluctuate based on decisions The CW makes during the fall months, we shouldn’t expect to catch up with the gang’s senior year right away. Given the delay in production and airdate, Season 5’s streaming bow on Netflix could also be pushed back. Filming will continue through next spring, suggesting the season could last through summer 2021. Keep a lookout for the season to start streaming on Netflix one week after its televised finale.

Riverdale Season 5 cast

When Riverdale returns for Season 5, the cast will be down two original members. Earlier this year, Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols each announced their exits from the series. Ulrich and Nichols are both expected to return at the beginning of the fifth season in order to wrap up FP and Hermoine’s stories and give them a proper send-off.

Obviously, we can expect the rest of the main cast to return to their roles, including any guest stars whose arcs had not concluded by Season 4’s hasty ending. As usual, fans can also anticipate to catch up with a few new characters and guest stars, though how casting and guest starring roles will work in the time of quarantine is something we’ll have to see unfold.

Riverdale Season 5 synopsis

In spite of the fact that, at the time of this writing, an official synopsis for Season 5 hasn’t been released by The CW, a few details about the season have been teased. Aguirre-Sacasa, known for sharing script title pages early, stuck to tradition and spilled the beans on a handful of episodes. The first five episodes of the season, which will have a full-season order, are titled “Climax,” “The Preppy Murders,” “Graduation,” “Purgatory,” and “The Homecoming.”

We’ve known for a while that Riverdale would include a time jump, bringing the characters past college and into their twenties, but it seems as though that time jump might not occur until after graduation. The fourth season was set to include both the prom and graduation, though those events will now happen early in Season 5 before Archie’s potential death in combat. Considering how Jughead “died” last season, take this twist of fate with a grain of salt.

Riverdale Season 5 trailer

The trailer for Riverdale Season 5 has not been released yet since the episodes have just started filming. We’ll share the trailer for the new season as soon as it’s available.

We’ll let you know more about Riverdale Season 5 when further information becomes available as filming continues to get underway. Stay tuned for more information about the new season of The CW’s hit series!

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Riverdale returns with Season 5 next year on The CW.

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