Riverdale Season 5 has been renewed by CW and fans are looking forward to the show to resume. The last 3 episodes of the fourth season are yet to air and they might get delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is why Riverdale Season 4 Episode 19 is considered as the season finale and the rest of the episodes will be a part of the fifth season.
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However, it doesn’t mean that work on the fifth installment of Riverdale will be stopped as the show keeps filming even after the premiere. Here is everything you need to know about “Riverdale” season 5 release date, trailer, cast details, plot spoilers and hints of a time jump in the storyline.
Riverdale Season 5 Release Date and Trailer
Riverdale Season 5 release date should be around October 2020 under normal circumstances but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. The CW show will normally start filming for the fifth season in July but that might not be possible now, as the Coronavirus outbreak has shut down every production company.
It means fans will have to wait for more for the next season of Riverdale trailer and even the premiere date could be shifted to 2021. There will be around a total of 22 episodes in “Riverdale” season 5 even though the show gets delayed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
Riverdale Season 5 Cast: Who is Returning?
Riverdale Season 5 will bring back most of the cast members along with some new characters, whereas some of them won’t return. Here is the confirmed list of cast and actors all set to return in the fifth season of Riverdale show.
- Archie Andrews (KJ Apa)
- Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)
- Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart)
- Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse)
- Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)
- Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan).
- Kevin Keller (Casey Cott)
- Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton)
- Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos)
- Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick)
- Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald)
- Edgar Evernever (Chad Michael Murray)
Whereas it is confirmed that FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) won’t be returning to Riverdale Season 5.
Riverdale Season 5 Plot Spoilers: Time Jump is Possible
Riverdale Season 5 could take a time jump and most of the characters will be shown in their early twenties instead as teenagers. There was already an episode in the fourth season which was set 5 years in the future and hence it could very well be a possibility.
Even the actor KJ Apa teased on the Jimmy Fallon show that “Riverdale” season 5 could go anywhere. Similarly, Skeet Ulrich on an Australian morning show kind of confirmed that Riverdale will have a 5-year time-jump for the next season. It would allow Riverdale creators to come up all sort of new things and storyline focusing on different problems.