One of the most distinguished mystery teen drama, Riverdale is soon coming up with its fifth season on Netflix. It has been adapted from the Archie comics, by Robert Aguirre Sacasa, exclusively for the CW network. Later the distributing rights were acquired by Netflix, but the CW is still the forefront broadcaster.
It was first premiered on 26th January 2017 and has been in the limelight since then. The first season received lots of positive responses and obtained an average viewership of 40 million. The other three seasons have received mostly mixed reviews.
The plot follows the twisted events happening in the small town of Riverdale, which is being expressed from teenager Archie Andrews’ point of view. Archie, along with his three friends, tries hard to find out the mastermind behind all the murders.
Is There A Release Date For The Upcoming Season?
Nothing has been confirmed by the CW network or Netflix about the release date of the upcoming season. The fifth installment was renewed in January 2020, and according to recent reports, it is supposed to get aired in January 2021. The fourth season aired in October 2019 and ended in May 2020. Keeping the current pandemic situation in concern, it seemed impossible that the upcoming season would be premiering this soon. However, since the past month, gradually things are coming back to normalcy.
But nothing much can be said with surety as the production has not started yet. Some inside sources speculated that the production for the fifth season shall be starting from the end of August 2020 or by the first week of September. It is hoped that Season 5 drops as soon as possible because the fourth season ended on a major cliffhanger. There so many things that need to get unturned in Season 5. We expect to get hold of further updates soon and until then, stay tuned!