Riverdale: The CW tease season five episodes in promo
Season five of Riverdale has been quite some time in the making after The CW gave the show an early renewal back in 2020. The show was originally due to launch in the autumn as part of the network’s fall schedule, but the coronavirus lockdown saw filming halted. Riverdale finally returns to screens and Express.co.uk takes a look at the episode count for the new run.
How many episodes are in Riverdale season 5?
Season five of Riverdale will be starting this evening on The CW in America at 8/7c.
The episode will also be available to stream for free via The CW app tomorrow.
Netflix UK will be dropping the opening episode tomorrow with the new instalment expected to be available from 8am GMT for British fans.
Episodes will be arriving in a weekly basis with the show airing in America and then coming to the UK.
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The CW hasn’t confirmed an episode count for season five, however, the new run will also feature the remaining episodes from the previous outing which weren’t completed due to lockdown.
Seasons two and three of Riverdale consisted of 22 episodes and the last series was also supposed to have the same number but had to end at 19 due to Covid-19.
The fifth run could potentially have 22 episodes plus the three episodes from season four.
Alternatively, there could be a total of 22 episodes including the now completed instalments from the fourth series.
Here is a list of episodes from Riverdale season 5:
- Episode 1. Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax
- Episode 2. Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders
- Episode 3. Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation
- Episode 4. Chapter Eighty: Purgatory
- Episode 5. Chapter Eighty-One: The Homecoming
- Episode 6. TBA
- Episode 7. Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky
After this batch of episodes finishing off high school have aired, season five will begin in earnest.
There will be fireworks at the senior prom when the truth comes out about Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) and Betty Cooper’s (Lili Reinhart) kiss with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) left devastated.
But this isn’t all, the sender of the mysterious videotapes is expected to be finally unmasked as Riverdale’s latest mystery is solved.
Season five is going to mark a big shake-up for Riverdale with a seven-year time-jump from the end of high school.
The show will then pick up with the main characters back in Riverdale after college and having gone through some pivotal life moments in the interim.
Speaking about the new series, Reinhart previously told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: “So we’re not going to be teenagers anymore.
“I think it will be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa], our showrunner, was like, ‘Yeah, let’s, like, revamp.’”
She added: “We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”
Fans can expect to see the status quo massively changed and the landscape of Riverdale looking very different.
Jughead is going to have a new girlfriend with reports suggesting she will be a “hipster trainwreck” called Jesccia.
According to a casting call sheet via Cheat Sheet: “Jessica makes no secret of the fact that she’s done with their relationship since she can see that she’s not as important to him as the book he’s not writing. Recurring guest star.”
Veronica will be married to Chad Gekko (Chris Mason), a Wall Street worker who is described as “controlling and jealous”.
A report from Deadline suggests he will be threatened by his wife’s life in Riverdale as well as her friendship with Archie with Chad appearing from the fourth episode.
Riverdale season 5 premieres tonight on The CW and on Netflix UK tomorrow
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