As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel).
Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren’t the only thing holding her back.
When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…
UK TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next UK Season: 5
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 21 January 2021 (TBC)
UK Channel: Netflix
Previous UK Premiere Dates
Season 1 – Netflix – 27 January 2017
Season 2 – Netflix – 12 October 2017
Season 2b – Netflix – 18 January 2018
Season 2c – Netflix – 08 March 2018
Season 3 – Netflix – 11 October 2018
Season 3b – Netflix – 17 January 2019
Season 4 – Netflix – 10 October 2019
Season 4b – Netflix – 23 January, 2020
Season 4c – Netflix – 16 April 2020
US TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next US Season: 5
Latest/Next US TV Air Date: January 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm
US Channel: The CW
Previous US Premiere Dates
Season 1 – The CW – January 26, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Season 2 – The CW – October 11, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Season 3 – The CW – October 10, 2018, at 8:00 pm
Season 4 – The CW – October 9, 2019, at 8:00 pm
Season 4b – The CW – January 22, 2020, at 8:00 pm
Season 4c – The CW – April 15, 2020, at 8:00 pm
Renewed Up To Season: 5
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Country of Origin: USA
Additional Airing Notes:
Greg Berlanti’s rather darker take on Archie Comics returns!