It’s nearly time to go again to Riverdale! The collection 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 turned the Season Four 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 compelled 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 Four 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 now have 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 an extended 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 photograph that filming started on Sept. 14.
Nevertheless, Riverdale, along with several other Vancouver-based productions, had been compelled to pause manufacturing lower than a month in when British Columbia reported a backlog in COVID-19 exams. Manufacturing resumed again in October, conserving the present on monitor for its January premiere.
Senior yr will proceed in Season 5. The Season Four finale was imagined 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 advised 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.”
A giant time bounce is going on. Mädchen Amick revealed to TV Information that Riverdale was “planning on a little bit of a time bounce, 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 are able to do [in the writers’ room],” Aguirre-Sacasa advised TV Information. “Often, time jumps are the most effective after they occur in between seasons, however we’re positively speaking about all of our completely different choices.”
Aguirre-Sacasa advised TVLine that the plans for a time bounce are nonetheless within the works, saying, “What we’re doing is selecting up proper the place we left off for the primary three episodes, after which doing a time bounce… after these three episodes.”
Which means we can’t 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 collection common standing in Season 5, which makes plenty of sense given the time bounce. Nevertheless, since we’ll nonetheless be within the youngsters’ 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 liked it, and wished to ensure we weren’t going to vary that [in light of the shutdown] — which we weren’t,” Aguirre-Sacasa defined. “Skeet was fully down…Neither character dies. My hope is that they are part of Riverdale so long as there is a Riverdale. Whilst we discuss tales for Season 5, if Hermione and FP match into these tales, we’re writing them that approach 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) could have a brand new man sooner or later. In line with Deadline, Chris Mason (Broadchurch) has been tapped to play Veronica’s husband starting in Episode Four when the present will time bounce seven years forward. His character is called Chad Gekko, a “controlling and jealous” Wall Road banker — associated to Gordon, maybe? — who just isn’t 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 can 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 whilst 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 collection common for the upcoming season, writing: “Thrilled with this information!! @drewraytanner is a collection common on #Riverdale beginning this season!!! Fangs Fogarty has come a LOOOOONG approach from the comedian books!!!”
Jughead and Veronica will discover out about Barchie. Season Four 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 really cheated on their vital others throughout the musical episode. That illicit kiss is not going to keep secret for lengthy in Season 5.
“Neither Veronica nor Jughead have discovered about [Betty and Archie in Season 4],” Aguirre-Sacasa stated. “I do not know if this can be a spoiler, however I can inform you that they positively will discover out in very other ways. I do not assume it is the top of the drama, or it is the top of the love quadrangle by any stretch of the creativeness.” The Riverdale ship conflict continues.
The voyeur has a “private” cause for videotaping everybody. A lingering thriller from Season Four is the mysterious voyeur sending disturbing videotapes to everybody on the town. Aguirre-Sacasa says the identification of the voyeur can be revealed in Season 5, and that they’ll have a private cause 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.