One city can solely endure by way of so many bear assaults, jingle-jangle drug drops, underground struggle rings, serial killers, teen-run speakeasies and inexplicable musical sequences.
“Riverdale” is coming to what we will solely assume can be a gloriously unhinged finish on the CW, the community introduced Thursday forward of its upfront presentation to advertisers.
The seventh and ultimate season will arrive in the course of the community’s 2022-2023 midseason someday subsequent yr.
“I’m an enormous believer in giving collection which have lengthy runs an applicable sendoff,” the community’s CEO, Mark Pedowitz, stated, based on The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s an iconic popular culture star, and We need to be certain that it goes out the precise means.”
“I believe they, too, felt that seven years is the correct quantity,” Pedowitz added. “As a fan myself, I do need to do what is correct for the present.”
“Riverdale,” which launched Archie Comics characters to a brand new technology, is at the moment airing its sixth season, which has by some means manages to weave each superpowers and time journey into the material of the teenager collection.
Premiering in 2017, the present grew to become a breakout smash hit for the CW, making immediate stars out of its younger solid, together with KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott.
The refreshingly darkish tackle the basic comedian determine was so profitable that it launched a number of spinoffs inside a shared universe, together with Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Katy Keene,” which aired on the CW for a single season. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who inked a major deal with Warner Bros., the studio behind the CW hit, is reportedly developing another spinoff inside the Archieverse.
In latest days, the CW has axed a handful of different fan-favorite collection, together with “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Batwoman,” “Dynasty,” “Legacies,” “Charmed,” “Roswell: New Mexico,” “In The Darkish,” and “4400” as a consequence of monetary concerns.
Company homeowners ViacomCBS and WarnerMedia are reportedly looking to sell the broadcast network, which has by no means been worthwhile by itself. The CW has primarily stayed afloat by securing profitable international gross sales and offers with streaming providers like Netflix for his or her comparatively low-cost collection.
Three new collection primarily based on present CW properties will debut this yr ― “Gotham Knights,” “Walker: Independence” and the “Supernatural” prequel “The Winchesters.” Amongst returning exhibits are “All American,” “All American: Homecoming,” “Superman & Lois,” “Nancy Drew,” “Stargirl,” “Kung Fu” and “The Flash,” which stands because the longest-running collection on the community.