Which Season of 'Riverdale' Will Be the Last?

Titi Dokubo
May 20, 2022
06:45 P.M.

It amassed a worldwide audience when "Riverdale" first aired in January 2017 on The CW. The show is currently in its sixth season and is as big as it has always been, but fans are anxious to know which season will be the last.


When "Riverdale" returned for its sixth season, fans everywhere were delighted since there had been whispers that they might not renew the teen-murder-mystery show.

The sitcom stars an ensemble cast based on Archie Comics characters, including Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse, the series' narrator as Jughead Jones.

The Cast of "Riverdale" Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa on October 3, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

The Cast of "Riverdale" Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa on October 3, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

"Riverdale" is already a beloved high-school drama that features the adventures of the teenage casts as they try to unravel the evils lurking within their town after a teenager was murdered.

The show has jumped through time and shows that its characters are grown up. However, a new drama is about to go down. Despite the time jump, the social status of the main characters has not changed much.




After The CW Television Network has released six seasons of "Riverdale," they are finally ready to say goodbye to the show. They have promised to end it after one more season.

The Archie Comics series, which Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa developed and executive produced, will end with its seventh season. This fall, the last season will debut in midseason and has a full-season order.


When the CW boss, Mark Pedowitz, announced the upcoming departure of "Riverdale" on May 19, 2022, he said:

"Seven years is the right amount."

At the CW upfront presentation, Apa promised fans that they would end the final season with a bang and could not wait to share it with their fans.


He further revealed that the cast was not surprised by the cancellation, but he is still sad that it has to end. He went on to say:

"I think in Season 7, we’ll start to see some kind of conclusion to the show. But I think currently, we’re still going down this road guns blazing."

His statement implies that ending the show in its seventh season was not the original plan. Pedowitz revealed that after a long conversation with Aguirre-Sacasa, he was thrilled with the decision.



"Riverdale" series is a TV show based on famous Archie comics. It does not describe a real story but looks realistic because of its character Archie, a regular high schooler who deals with everyday problems.

The TV series is just another stop in Archie Andrews's life, a character who first appeared in the comics in 1941. The character played by Apa constantly deals with problems every high school student has had to deal with.

He wants to please his parents, always thinks about the big game, and wants to protect his community from danger. Unfortunately, he is stuck in one of fiction's longest-running love triangles.

He loves Cooper and the wealthy Lodge, although he is dating Cooper. These problems are as real for any teenager as they are for Archie.

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