The series, based on the «Archie» comics series, will get a second season before the end of 2017 year. What «The CW» channel prepare in new episodes of popular teen drama, watch on this page.
Release date of the «Riverdale» TV series 5th season officialy set to the January 2020. Shooting process will start at the end of summer at the Canadian city Vancouver. Delay was caused by COVID-19 pandemia.
This teen drama deservedly become one of the most anticipated shows at The CW. TV series made by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells about life in a small province – Riverdale, which, despite its tiny size, has a lot of mysteries. Deal with them have the main character – the local school student Archie Andrews.
Events of TV series begins from tragic death of Jason Blossom, who was the best friend of Archie. It totally changes the life of the Andrews in this academic year, he has become a new person. The guy goes against his father will and decides to start a musician carrier, however, as most of his fellows.
The main character is the soul of the company and the owner of attractive appearance, so, for his heart is fighting several girls at the same time: Betty Cooper, which is secretly in love with Archie for a long time, the new girl Veronica Lodge from New York and Cheryl Blossom, the most popular girl in school, twin sister of ex-best friend Jason, who tragically died. Also, guy have many buddies – among them writer novice Jughead Jones from Archie class, singer Josie McCoy, etc. However, all of them should solve the mystery of the death of Blossom and simultaneously open new secrets that are hidden behind the thin walls of the province…
One year later, the mystery of the death of the best friend of the main character is not revealed. But it does not stop Archie Andrews and his fellows, who continue their education in high school. Fred wants his son to follow his father’s footsteps and began construction business, instead of making music. Veronica becomes the main girl of Andrews, which greatly saddens Betty and Cheryl. Jughead investigation brings unexpected facts to show.
Season 5 Preview
Archie and his classmates visit prom and graduation. First, second and third episode of new season will be logical ending of previous part. Betty reveal her dark nature again. Meanwhile, Veronica don’t stop her business against father.
Shooting of «Riverdale» series began with the traditional making of pilot episode, that channel The CW was create just in two weeks: from March 14 to April 1, 2015.
Later, after the approval of the project management from the cable network, the creation of the remaining 12 episodes have continued one and a half years – from September 7, 2015. Plot of teen drama based on the same name book series, established in Vancouver. The final episode of the first season was filmed before the premiere, in early 2017.
The selection of actors for the leading roles in the TV series treated with high painstaking – this is not the first attempt to film the comics, so characters will be compared with performers predecessors.
- Actor for the main role, Archie Andrews – KJ Apa from New Zealand, who, like his character, is interested in music and plays on the guitar well.
- Luke Perry, previously known from the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” appeared in the show at the role of the main character’s father, Fred Andrews.
- Actor Cole Sprouse is shown as Jughead Jones, a former best friend of Archie before the events of series.
- Camila Mendes appeared in the role of a charming newcomer Veronica Lodge.
- Old fan of Andrews and his girlfriend Betty Cooper plays Lili Reinhart.
- Actress Madelaine Petsch portrays Cheryl Blossom, sister of ex-best friend of Archie.
Awards and ratings
Pilot episode was showed for journalists before world premiere, at January 2017. The IGN site gain 8.5 points from 10 possible. Others present at the pre-show critics are praise creators of the show. After world premiere, at January 26, Metacritic rating mark episode named “Chapter One: The River’s Edge” with 7.2/10. At the evening The CW gain only 1.37 million viewers (among adults 18-49), that is bad.
Facts about the show
- TV show is based on a series of «Archie Comics», which is available in the US since 1946.
- This is not the first attempt of idea adaptation. CBS in 1968, on the «Saturday morning cartoon» in 1987, in 1999 on PAX Network and on the Hub Network in 2013 showed cartoons, created on this concept. In 1990, NBC channel showed own film «Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again», and in 1996 Showtime presented tape «Sabrina, the Teenage Witch».
- Initially, the creators of «Riverdale» series attended the FOX channel in 2014 with the adaptation of the proposal, but soon abandoned the leadership of this idea and the show was moved to The CW.
- City of Riverdale is in the state of Georgia, USA. Filming the show took place in the city of Vancouver.
- The script for the teen drama written by Roberto Aguirre-Saka.
- The premiere of the first 13-episode season, held January 26, 2017.
|Episode number||Name||Release date|
|5x01||Episode 1 - "Chapter 77: Climax"||January 20, 2021|
|5x02||Episode 2 - "Chapter 78: The Preppy Murders"||January 27, 2021|
|5x03||Episode 3 - "Chapter 79: Graduation"||February 3, 2021|
|5x04||Episode 4 - "Chapter 80: Purgatory"||February 10, 2021|
|5x05||Episode 5 - "Chapter 81: The Homecoming"||February 17, 2021|
|5x06||Episode 6||February 24, 2021|
|5x07||Episode 7||March 3, 2021|
|5x08||Episode 8||March 10, 2021|
|5x09||Episode 9||March 17, 2021|
|5x10||Episode 10||March 24, 2021|
|5x11||Episode 11||March 31, 2021|
|5x12||Episode 12||April 7, 2021|
|5x13||Episode 13||April 14, 2021|
|5x14||Episode 14||April 21, 2021|
|5x15||Episode 15||April 28, 2021|
|5x16||Episode 16||May 5, 2021|
|5x17||Episode 17||May 12, 2021|
|5x18||Episode 18||May 19, 2021|
|5x19||Episode 19||May 26, 2021|
|5x20||Episode 20||June 2, 2021|
|5x21||Episode 21||June 9, 2021|
|5x22||Episode 22||June 16, 2021|
|5x23||Episode 23||June 23, 2021|
Trailers and video teasers
Unofficial 5th season trailer
About fifth season of Riverdale TV series from Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse