The CW had its Upfronts event today on which it was announced that Riverdale, a long-term series will end with the upcoming Season 7, Deadline has learned.
Riverdale debuted in January 2017, and it’s currently on its sixth season. The next episode will air on May 22. The announcement that the series will end followed after the recent announcements that The CW canceled most of its primetime shows, including Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Naomi, Legacies, Dynasty, Charmed, Roswell, New Mexico, In The Dark, and 4400. The situation with Riverdale is a bit different because that series will have a final season to conclude the story, while other shows were canceled and ended their run on cliffhangers.
“I am a big believer of giving series that have had a long run an appropriate send-off. We had a long conversation with Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday and he is thrilled with the decision. We are going to treat the show in the manner it deserves. It’s been an iconic pop culture star and we want to make sure that it goes out the right way.” — Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW
“We are going to end it with a bang, and we can’t wait to share it with you.” — KJ Apa
Riverdale Season 6 is starring KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Drew Ray Tanner, Erinn Westbrook, and Mädchen Amick.
New episodes of Riverdale will air on Sundays at The CW.