Riverdale season four was confirmed at the start of 2019 and is expected to premiere in October this year. The fourth series will follow the Riverdale teens in the final month of high school. If you need to catch up ahead of the premiere of season four, the first three seasons of Riverdale are streaming on Netflix now.
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WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Riverdale season 3
Is season 4 the last series of Riverdale?
The CW has not confirmed whether or not season four will be the last of Riverdale.
However, as the Riverdale teens approach the end of high school, fans are worried that their graduation could be the end of the road for Riverdale.
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told The Hollywood Reporter season four “could be the last year, this group of friends, this group of people, might be together.”
Aguirre-Sacasa was referring to the teens moving on from high school to college.
This means if season five of Riverdale is given the green light, the fifth season could follow their lives at college or could feature an entirely new cast.
Aguirre-Sacasa continued: “ It’s a huge step to go from high school to college, you say goodbye to your high school friends, you become more of a young adult, and I think that’s what season four’s really gonna be about.”
This article will be updated when more information is available.
Riverdale suffered a tragic loss this year following the death of Luke Perry.
Many fans wondered if Riverdale would even continue following his passing.
Production was paused for a short while, but Netflix and The CW resumed filming, dedicating all future episodes to Perry.
Luke Perry played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews in Riverdale seasons one to three.
Aguirre-Scala confirmed that the fourth season will address the death of Luke Perry.
He said: “We wanted to honour Luke, and figure out the best way to handle the character of Fred Andrews in the show, so we sort of said, you know what?
“Let’s not squeeze, let’s not rush to squeeze something into the finale, or into the last couple of episodes, let’s really think about it, and let’s tell that story at the beginning of season four. “
What will happen in Riverdale season four?
The core four – Kj Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Spouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge and Lily Reinhart as Betty Cooper – will all return for the new series.
Whether Jughead Jones is alive in the new series is another question.
The season three finale saw an intense game of G&G (Gryphons and Gargoyles), which ended in the death of Betty’s dad Hal (played by Lochlyn Munro).
In the final seconds of season three, it was suggested Jughead’s life had come into danger after Archie, Veronica and Betty were seen standing around a campfire in their underwear, covered in blood.
They spoke about how they could never see each other again as Archie threw Jughead’s hat into the fire.
Betty said: “We finish our senior year, we graduate, and we’ll go our separate ways. That is the only way that we won’t get caught.”
Season four will definitely explore what happened to Jughead that night and will follow the Riverdale teens in their final semester of high school.
Riverdale season 4 is currently in production
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