‘Riverdale’ To End With Season 7
Just when you thought The CW slaughter was done, they pop back up like the villain at the end of a horror film for one final kill… ‘Riverdale‘ Season 7 will be its last the network has announced.
The tv drama began as a rather darker take on the Archie Comics character, with K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, the “all-American teen”, returning to school after the summer break to a Riverdale still reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. He and his friends, Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart), and Veronica (Camila Mendes), get involved in solving the murder. From that innocent start… things got a little… weird… Magic, monsters, aliens, and time travel, have apparently all popped up in the show over the last six seasons in one form or another!
The drama was renewed back in February for a seventh season, alongside ‘All American‘, ‘The Flash‘, ‘Superman & Lois‘, ‘Walker‘, ‘Kung Fu‘, and ‘Nancy Drew‘. They were joined last week by the spin-off series ‘All American: Homecoming’.
On the flip side, The CW gorged itself in this year’s “TV Bloodbath“, cancelling ‘Batwoman‘, ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow‘, ‘Naomi‘, ‘Charmed‘, ‘Roswell, New Mexico‘, ‘4400‘, ‘Dynasty‘, ‘In the Dark‘, and ‘Legacies‘, making ‘Riverdale’ the tenth show to feel the cancellation axe from the network – basically half The CW’s output. However, at least in this case, ‘Riverdale’ will get a final season and go out on its own terms.
‘Riverdale’ is produced by WBTV and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater serve as exec producers.
‘Riverdale‘ airs on Netflix in the UK.