The CW has yet to announce an end plan for the show, but this isn’t the first time one of the stars has hinted at the possibility of a season finale.
The CW has renewed season 7 of “Riverdale”.
If an end is in sight for Riverdale, it probably won’t happen for at least a year. As TVLine reported on March 22, The CW has renewed Riverdale for a new season, along with shows like The Flash, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, and more.
Riverdale is still in the middle of Season 6, which just returned from its mid-season hiatus on March 20. This return also marked the end of Riverdale’s alternate reality, the “Rivervale” event, which introduced supernatural elements like ghosts and sorcery. It looks like the rest of the season will focus on the weird effects of the Season 5 explosion on Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), and Jughead.
Cole Sprouse says he and the other cast members are ready for the end of ‘Riverdale’.
During an interview with GQ, Cole Sprouse addressed the future of Riverdale and revealed the cast’s feelings towards the series in light of news of its renewal. He assured that he was grateful for all that Riverdale gave him. However, he and some of his colleagues are ready to “pack it with a bow” and move on. Sprouse, Apa, Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, and Camila Mendes have all featured in Riverdale since its debut in 2017, plus several more.
Sprouse’s comment echoes a similar sentiment shared by Apa in 2021. The actor opened up about the “restrictions” on Archie’s role, likening Riverdale to a “jail.”
“I’m so grateful for the show and its success, but at the same time, there’s a lot of baggage that comes with that success,” he told E! News.
Many Riverdale stars have speculated that Season 7 will be the last, although The CW has not confirmed this. Reinhart said it on an Instagram Live earlier this year, while Mendes said it in an interview. Sprouse also mentioned that their contracts are set for seven seasons.
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says “Riverdale” still has gas in the tank.
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa doesn’t seem to think the same about moving on. In an interview with Decider, the showrunner said Riverdale’s future is “wide open” and that there’s “still so much to discover about these characters.”
“Things are just getting started! There is still so much to come. There’s still juice in the tank, as far as I’m concerned, at least,” he said. “As long as the show remains meaningful to people, and people are invested in it, there’s definitely, definitely, definitely gas in the tank.”
New episodes of Riverdale air Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for further information.