Riverdale Season 5: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast, and Latest Updates
Riverdale season 5

Riverdale Season 5: The CW is all set to bring back its popular teen drama show Riverdale for its fifth season. Here is everything you need to know.

Riverdale is an American teen drama television series that originally premiered on The CW on January 26, 2017. Soon after the success of the first season, the show got renewed for the second season that aired from October 11, 2017 to May 16, 2018. As the show continued to impress the viewers, The CW renewed it for the third season which was followed by another season aired in 2020.

To date, a total of 76 episodes have been released. The fourth season was cut short
on March 11, 2020, due to COVID-19 which halted the production. While the fourth season was in production, The CW renewed Riverdale for the fifth season. Riverdale has also been one of the most popular shows on Netflix worldwide. Besides, the series has received consistent nominations in the Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards as the most favorite drama show of the year. Now that the season 5 release date is out, fans are super excited as the show will take seven years leap and we will see where the Riverdale High students ended up.

Here’s everything you need to know about Riverdale season five.

Riverdale season 5: Expected plot

Season 5 of Riverdale has lots of emotional phases. As we already know, how the fourth
season had begun with an emotional moment after giving tribute to Archie’s father throughout the full season. The upcoming season is expected to continue the thread which was left abruptly in season 4.

Season 4 was building up for the two big prom and graduation events to look forward to. If we watched the previous season 4 then we know it was supposed to air as part of season four, but now it’s been shifted towards the upcoming season 5. This will make the launch of the upcoming season with a dramatic prom as probably an initial sequence. In season 5 of Riverdale, we will have an incredibly big mystery to solve, and a lot of relationship-related matters going on.

We will also see a fast forward of seven years with all the characters graduated. However, it looks like the situation will bring all of them back and exciting adventures take place.

At some point, Toni Topaz will be expecting a baby after actress Vanessa Morgan revealed her real-life pregnancy has been incorporated into season five. “Feeling grateful to my showrunner and producers for being so accommodating and writing my pregnancy into the show!” Morgan wrote on Instagram ahead of season five’s release.

Riverdale season 5: Cast

While details of the next season’s cast have not yet been announced officially, most of the lead actors are expected to return for season 5.

We do know that Jughead’s dad, FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich), will not return. As he revealed to TV Line, Ulrich has decided to move on for better opportunities. He bagged a role in the upcoming Tom Hanks film Bios.

Another series regular, Marisol Nichols, who played Hermione Lodge, is also confirmed not to be returning as a series regular.

Back in February, creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said, “I’m grateful to Skeet and Marisol for their incredible work on the show these last four years, and we all wish them well on their future endeavors. FP and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in Riverdale.”

However, we are expecting to see KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, and Camila Mendes return as Archie Andrews, Jughead, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge respectively, as well as fellow students like Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), and Kevin Keller (Casey Cott).

Drew Ray Tanner, who plays Fangs Fogarty, has also been added and is going to do regular roles in series five.

Do we have a trailer of Riverdale Season 5?

Yes, the trailer is out and it has already made us excited for the show’s return. Watch the trailer right here:

Riverdale Season 5 Release Date

The CW network announced the good news on the release of the Riverdale Season 5. The pre-production of the season began in August 2020 and thereafter shooting resumed in September 2020 for the new season. The CW has confirmed that Riverdale season 5 will premiere on January 20, 2021, at 8 P.M ET.

The show will be available on Netflix (except in the United States) the next morning. The US Netflix fans will have even longer to wait for season five. Season four arrived on Netflix around a week after its season finale in May 2020.

Now that season 5 is already pushed back three months, that’s likely going to push the US release back three months also. Expect Riverdale season 5 to arrive on Netflix US in either August or September 2021.

While we still have a few days left for season 5 release, Riverdale seasons one to four are available on Netflix.