In January, Riverdale Season 5 started to air on CW. Riverdale Season 4 was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic and the latest season was delayed. However, after waiting for so long, Riverdale is now an ongoing series on CW and Netflix. A time-jump occurred after the third episode of the ongoing season and now we are seeing the adult versions of our favorite characters. Veronica is married to Chad Gekko, a guest-star from the Riverdale spinoff series Katy-Keene, while Archie is back in Riverdale after serving the army. Jughead is a writer while Betty is a trainee in the FBI.
There are a lot of twists in the ongoing season of Riverdale. Fans were excited to see Barchie hook-ups but Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had something else in mind.
Riverdale Season 5: A 3-month hiatus
Riverdale is renewed for a sixth season. However, Riverdale Season 5 will feature a 3-month hiatus from April to July 2021 and Kung-Fu series will take the Riverdale timeslot. After episode 11, the series is going to take a break and we will have to wait for 3 months to see what happens next. Show-creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said earlier in an interview:
On a practical level we really wanted to — I call them still the kids [Laughs] — but for the kids to be playing characters closer to their age.
And I think one of the hallmarks of Riverdale has been that it isn’t a procedural. Every episode is its own genre and it’s constantly reinventing itself and it felt like if we had stayed in high school, we might run the risk of playing the same beats and the same stories over and over again.
So I think the idea was that it would sort of be a creative boost for the writers, a creative boost for the actors, and after four years of very gonzo, intricate, incestuous plotting, it was like, “Oh!” Well, we can just drop everyone into new storylines that feel organic to the characters, but allow us to feel like we can move a little more nimbly. Without the burden of, you know, Bughead dating or the burden of Archie still wrestling with the immediate death of his father. It felt like a way to freshen everything up and I feel like that was the big goal.
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