Riverdale is coming to the end of its current season in July on The CW, leaving fans wondering if there will be a Season 7 of the show.
The CW canceled nine of its shows earlier in 2022, so Riverdale fans have plenty to worry about.
Riverdale was a success for the network. But with so many shows getting the ax due to a potential upcoming The CW takeover, could this finally be the year the Archieverse ends (arguably a few years later than it should have)? .
Here’s what we know about the future of Riverdale on The CW and Netflix.
East Riverdale Getting a season 7?
There is good news and bad news about the future of Riverdale.
The good news first. The show escaped the CW showdown because it had already been renewed. In March, the network confirmed that the show was returning for Season 7. This was part of an announcement that also renewed All American, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman and Lois and Walker.
“As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation using some of our most-watched series that we can build on. for next year and beyond,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the time.
However, more news joined this announcement in May. At that time, it was confirmed that season 7 would be the last season of Riverdale. Following the cancellations of Katy Keen and Chilling Adventures of Sabrinathis ends what is known as the “Archieverse” of programs.
KJ Apa sparked reactions to the news, saying during the CW Upfronts presentation, “I’m sad to say goodbye to Riverdale next season, to our sets, to our crew, to our producers, to our CW family but I can speak for everyone, for Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica]Cole [Sprouse, Jughead]Lily [Reinhart, Betty]and the rest of our cast we are so grateful for everyone’s support.
“For the fans, without the fans, none of this would be possible.”
This announcement also comes with a release date of sorts, which means viewers know when they can expect the latest episodes of the show.
When is Riverdale Is season 7 coming out?
In this announcement, The CW announced that viewers would have more time than usual to wait for more Riverdale.
The Season 7 release date has been set for the middle of the 2022-2023 TV season, which means viewers won’t get new episodes until early 2023.
The exact release date has not been announced, but is expected to be in January this year. As for its arrival on Netflix, Season 7 will drop in the US on the streamer eight days after the series finale airs on The CW. The date is uncertain, but could be as early as May 2023.