Riverdale is ending its current season in July on The CW, leaving fans wondering if there will be a season 7 of the show.
The CW previously canceled nine of its shows in 2022, so Riverdale fans have plenty of reasons to be concerned.
Riverdale is a hit for the network. But with so many shows getting the ax due to an impending potential buyout from The CW, this could finally be the year the Archieverse ends (maybe a few years after it was supposed to).
Here’s what we know about the future of Riverdale on The CW and Netflix.
Is 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 show roster because it had already been revamped. In March, the network confirmed that the show would be returning for Season 7. This was part of an announcement that was also being renewed All American, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois and hiker.
“As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternate series we revamped earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation on which we will use some of our most-watched series to build upon. for next year and beyond,” CW chairman Mark Pedowitz said at the time.
In May, however, more news came with this announcement. At that time, it was confirmed that season 7 would be the last season of Riverdale. Following the cancellations of Katy Keene and The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaThis puts an end to the so-called “Archieverse” of programs.
KJ Apa led reactions to the news, saying during the CW Upfronts presentation, “I’m sad to say goodbye to Riverdale next season, for our sets, for our crew, for our producers, for our CW family, but I can speak for everyone, for Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica], Cole [Sprouse, Jughead]Lilic [Reinhart, Betty]and the rest of our cast that we are so grateful for everyone’s support.
“For the fans, without the fans none of this would be possible.”
This announcement also came with a release date, meaning viewers will know when to expect the show’s final episodes.
When is Riverdale Season 7 coming out?
In that announcement, The CW announced that viewers would have to wait longer than usual for more Riverdale.
The Season 7 release date is midway through the 2022-2023 TV season, meaning viewers won’t get new episodes until early 2023.
The exact release date has not been announced, but will probably be in January of that year. As for when it comes to Netflix, Season 7 will hit the streamer in the US eight days after the series finale airs on The CW. When that will be is uncertain, but could be as early as May 2023.