It’s nearly time to move again to Riverdale! The sequence ended its fourth season prematurely in March, and we won’t wait to renew the insanity from the place we left off. Within the episode that grew to become the Season 4 finale, the gang was despatched a creepy video of “themselves” killing Principal Honey (Kerr Smith). That disturbing ending was not the initially supposed finale for Season 4, however as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing was pressured to close down early. The season wrapped three episodes early with Episode 19, “Killing Mr. Honey,” depriving us of the anticipated promenade and commencement episodes.
The Season 4 episodes we did not get to see will kick off the brand new season, which is now premiering this yr. As Hollywood is slowly getting again to work, extra particulars are being revealed about what to anticipate from Season 5. Here is every part we all know thus far…
We’ve a premiere date: Riverdale Season 5 will formally premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at 8/7c and can lead into a brand new season of Nancy Drew.
Filming started in September, however needed to pause: After a protracted hiatus, Riverdale is again in manufacturing in Vancouver. Mädchen Amick posted her annual first episode of the season table read selfie. Whereas everybody was socially distanced and distant for the read-through, present creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed with a really steamy picture that filming started on Sept. 14.
Nonetheless, Riverdale, along with several other Vancouver-based productions, had been pressured to pause manufacturing lower than a month in when British Columbia reported a backlog in COVID-19 exams. Manufacturing resumed again in October, retaining the present on monitor for its January premiere.
Senior yr will proceed in Season 5. The Season 4 finale was presupposed to see Archie and his buddies graduate from highschool and plot their futures collectively, however as a result of manufacturing shutdown, a couple of senior yr rites of passage nonetheless wanted to be filmed — and we’ll get them in Season 5.
“We’ll do promenade as our season premiere subsequent yr,” Aguirre-Sacasa instructed TV Information. “I really like that we’re not short-changing issues like promenade and commencement. We’re saving them to do them subsequent yr.”
An enormous time soar is occurring. Mädchen Amick revealed to TV Information that Riverdale was “planning on a little bit of a time soar, after [the teens had] all gone off to varsity and one thing brings them again to the city,” however these plans had been placed on maintain with the abbreviated season.
“We’re speaking about what we will do [in the writers’ room],” Aguirre-Sacasa instructed TV Information. “Normally, time jumps are the perfect after they occur in between seasons, however we’re positively speaking about all of our totally different choices.”
Aguirre-Sacasa instructed TVLine that the plans for a time soar are nonetheless within the works, saying, “What we’re doing is choosing up proper the place we left off for the primary three episodes, after which doing a time soar… after these three episodes.”
Meaning we cannot be saying goodbye to FP or Hermione simply but. In February, news dropped that each FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) would each lose their sequence common standing in Season 5, which makes quite a lot of sense given the time soar. Nonetheless, since we’ll nonetheless be within the children’ senior yr when Season 5 kicks off, we’ll get to see each of the adults once more and provides them a correct goodbye.
“Marisol already knew what we had deliberate for Hermione and actually beloved it, and needed to ensure we weren’t going to vary that [in light of the shutdown] — which we weren’t,” Aguirre-Sacasa defined. “Skeet was utterly down…Neither character dies. My hope is that they are part of Riverdale so long as there is a Riverdale. At the same time as we discuss tales for Season 5, if Hermione and FP match into these tales, we’re writing them that manner and hopefully, we’ll be capable to use them, relying on what different commitments they’ve.”
Veronica has a brand new man sooner or later: Veronica (Camila Mendes) may have a brand new man sooner or later. In accordance with Deadline, Chris Mason (Broadchurch) has been tapped to play Veronica’s husband starting in Episode 4 when the present will time soar seven years forward. His character is called Chad Gekko, a “controlling and jealous” Wall Avenue banker — associated to Gordon, maybe? — who will not be a fan of Veronica’s friendship with Archie and her life in Riverdale.
Pop’s granddaughter is coming to city: The Resident alum Erin Westbrook shall be becoming a member of Season 5 as Tabitha Tate, Pop Tate’s granddaughter who has massive plans to franchise the long-lasting chock’lit store at the same time as Riverdale struggles to outlive across the institution, per Deadline.
Extra Fangs, please!: We may even be seeing much more of Fangs in Season 5. Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed via Instagram that Drew Ray Tanner had been promoted to sequence common for the upcoming season, writing: “Thrilled with this information!! @drewraytanner is a sequence common on #Riverdale beginning this season!!! Fangs Fogarty has come a LOOOOONG manner from the comedian books!!!”
Jughead and Veronica will discover out about Barchie. Season 4 had Bughead and Varchie shippers’ heads spinning when Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie began getting nearer. They pretended so far to save lots of Jughead from the Stonewall preppies, however then truly cheated on their important others through the musical episode. That illicit kiss is not going to keep secret for lengthy in Season 5.
“Neither Veronica nor Jughead have came upon about [Betty and Archie in Season 4],” Aguirre-Sacasa stated. “I do not know if this can be a spoiler, however I can let you know that they positively will discover out in very alternative ways. I do not suppose it is the tip of the drama, or it is the tip of the love quadrangle by any stretch of the creativeness.” The Riverdale ship conflict continues.
The voyeur has a “private” motive for videotaping everybody. A lingering thriller from Season 4 is the mysterious voyeur sending disturbing videotapes to everybody on the town. Aguirre-Sacasa says the id of the voyeur shall be revealed in Season 5, and that they’ll have a private motive for making the tapes and forcing the teenagers to face all of the trauma they’ve skilled over the previous three years earlier than they transfer on to varsity.
Riverdale returns subsequent season on The CW.