Riverdale season 5 is officially happening and all the fans must already tighten their anticipation belts. The CW had confirmed this news back in January of 2020 and provided Riverdale with a green light for further episodes. This early renewal for the potential teen drama came out with a bunch of other shows available on the network.
As we know, just like all the series in the industry of entertainment, even the filming of the final few episodes of Riverdale season 4 stopped in the middle of March because of the health concerns regarding the pandemic caused by the fatal Corona Virus. The characters of Riverdale are present in the final school year as well as the unfortunate passing away of FP Jones which is still hanging around their necks. Thus, Riverdale season 5 is supposed to start with the three episodes which were left in the last outing.
Riverdale season 5 ― Release Date
If we talk about a dispatch date of Riverdale season 5, then you should know that it has been set. Riverdale season 5 release date is set to be the 20th of January 2021. Actor Drew Tanner, the one who reprises the role of Fangs, is going to be seen as a series regular. In the new installment, we will see him being in an on and off relationship with Kevin while he is residing with Tony who is now the queen of serpents. Actress Erin Westbrook from Insatiable is also supposed to join Riverdale in the form of a regular character. She is supposed to play the role of Tabitha Tate, the granddaughter of Pop Tate.
The process of filming has begun on Riverdale season 5 and is underway. It has also been confirmed by Lili Reinhart, a lead actress on the show, who has confirmed that there will be a jump of 7 years in the plot of the new season. It has also been confirmed by Marisol Nichols that she will return for this new installment of the series after it was previously announced that she will leave after giving an appearance in season 4.
Riverdale season 5 ― Other Updates
Obviously, we know how drastically the filming schedules have changed on various shows. Typically, the filming on a new season of Riverdale would have begun around July of 2020 but this year, because of the aforementioned reasons, it started in September, two months late. Lili even confirmed with Jimmy Fallon in one of his interviews that the whole cast was supposed to quarantine for two weeks before they started with the shooting of the show. All this while, one thing is per the tradition. Riverdale season 5 is going to air on The CW right on Wednesday night in the United States while dropping on Netflix the next day on Thursday for everyone who wants to re-binge it or watches internationally.