Riverdale is an American teen drama series that is based on Archie comics’ characters, produced by Warner Bros, television, and studios. This show is about sheltered youth being exposed to real-world problems. It’s one of the popular series on Netflix with four complete seasons, and five is still streaming. Various factors make this series stand out from other teen’s fictional series in the mystery, plot, and musical singles performed. It centers around a group of high school students who are shocked by classmate Jason blossom’s death. Then they together unravel the secrets of Riverdale and find out who killed Jason. With teacher-student affairs, hook-ups, and hot tub antics, Riverdale is the perfect combination of thrill, crime, mystery, and the characters played by the actors make this series more appealing.
Riverdale Storyline so far
The first season was aired on January 26, 2017; season 5 is on air with nine episodes, and more are yet to come. The setup is based on the present-day. It’s a surprising and subversive take of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead Jones, Josie, and their friends, exploring the mysteries and darkness of small-town life and Riverdale.
The first season framed around the mystery of who killed Jason blossom, intertwined with many other storylines that somehow connected, and the season ends with a major cliffhanger. Season 2 picked up with the shooting of Fred Andrews and rushed to the hospital. The black hood took a lot of the focus in season 2 and served as the primary antagonist over the cycle. He was initially unmasked as Mr. Svenson and shot dead by Sheriff Keller, but later the killings once again started, which states that the wrong person had been executed.
Season 3 started with the Riverdale gang heading to the senior year. They were involved in a demented game of G and G with life-and-death stakes, hits with a shocking moment, but the biggest shocker came the last, with Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead pledging that their senior year won’t include solving any murders. The season ends with a cliffhanger with Cheryl’s unnatural bond with her dead brother Jason, and Archie and Veronica may or may not be together. The following season starts with the adventures of Sabrina, with a special Halloween year. Jughead moved into a new school, Archie started a band, Veronica and Cheryl Started a maple syrup rum-running business, and Jughead started working for the FBI agent; the season finale was about mundane things like prom and college admissions with little murder. The ending shoot was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down production and released only 19 episodes.
The ongoing season 5 was hopping forward to seven years. This season is full of crazy storylines, shocking Character deaths, and major cliffhangers. Till now, it’s aired that Archie joined the army after graduation, and after he returned, he found that their town is on the verge of becoming a ghost town.
Season 6 Insiders
As season 5 is still ongoing, the makers already confirmed that there would be season 6, and they are working on it. It will be a little tricky to guess the plot of season 6 as season 5 didn’t end. The speculations and conjectures for the next sequel will be different from the previous seasons. There will be romance, friendship, sisterhood, betrayal, and a mysterious journey shown. It’s undoubtedly a time jump thing. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Cheryl, and Toni will soon be in their mid-20s with totally different lives and jobs, and mysteries to solve.
Cast and Shooting
The cast of the show has not been officially released yet. But the main characters will be the same, but as there was a time-jumping thing, there is a high probability that new actors can be cast. As by Season 5, we can see KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Lili Reinhardt as Betty cooper and Camila Mended as Veronica lodge, as well as the fellow students like Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl blossom and Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle. The series was filmed in parts of British Columbia like Vancouver, Lougheed Hwy, Alouette lake, and different places in Canada.