It was the end of an exciting turbulent era. On Thursday, the CW announced that Riverdalein a period of time network’s pole tent series, which will end after the seventh season next year. Loose (and we mean very loose) based on the comic book Archie, the genre-defying teen drama currently in its sixth season; Its final part will air next year.
This means we have to prepare to say goodbye to the days of jingle-fuelled shepherds and scary teenage teasers with “Mad World.” It will no longer be a 17-year-old, played by a 25-year-old who runs a lucrative illegal diner from the basement of an old 1950s diner. May KJ Apa (aka. is Archie Andrews) super hot but incredibly musically mediocre would never pick up an acoustic guitar again.
News about RiverdaleTheir fate came after a wave of cancellations from the network owned by CBS and Warner Bros. Just last week, the CW revealed their upcoming fall lineup, canceling 10 shows and renewing only eight shows. Heritage, Seductive, and age was among the original series with a script to obtain the ax, while All Americans, The Flash, and Nancy Drew has been extended.
Just a few weeks ago, Batwoman and The Legend of Tomorrow also removed after three and seven seasons, respectively. The murder event marks a major change for the network, which will air the lowest number of original series in a decade. Thanks to a successful Netflix outlet deal, the CW has previously canceled about three shows a year, every The Hollywood Reporter—Low average for a network TV channel.
Riverdale’The s’ cancellation might not necessarily have come as a shock to viewers who’ve tried to watch the already absurd series that’s completely gone astray in recent seasons. Although it’s stable viewership declines and the plot developments become increasingly meaningless, Riverdale has remained one of the CW show’s luminaries since its 2017 debut. It’s a show that bravely asked, “What if these beloved comic book characters were damned. ? And also solve the murder? And have super powers? “
It’s really wild that Riverdale has only been on the air for five years, as there are no less than 700 episodes. (Well, give or take…) In just half a decade, writers have managed to uncover every plot known to man: There have been insults, incest, gang violence, stories. teachers and students, a teen boxing ring, bombs, ghosts (?!), and a confusingly well-funded high school musical theater department, it’s all in the mix.
Take, for example, the aforementioned junior boxing ring. Archie, our Ginger Bottle Hebo protagonist, ends in juvie in Riverdaleis the third season, after he is accused of murder by his girlfriend’s father (the evil Mark Consuelos). There, he must fight to stay alive, lest he face the wrath of the warden, who runs an exploitative youth fight club. Good thing Archie is ripped!
Now, all of this sounds pretty dark, but Riverdale Finally high camp, so they lightened the mood by letting the River Vixens cheerleaders break into the prison yard to dance “Jailhouse Rock” to their tough, incarcerated male friends. And for good measure, later in the same season, Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart), et al. must save the town from a mythical figure known as the Gargoyle King and confront a leader of the DILF cult played by Chad Michael Murray. Because that makes sense!
During the show’s six seasons so far, there have been dozens of elaborate musicals, including full episodes, where the gang halted their busy schedules to track down serial killers and serial killers. intervened in the local underground drug trade to create Broadway productions. Heaters and Carrie. A recent episode even featured a long cover of “Toxic,” by Veronica (Camila Mendes), for reasons too complicated to explain here.
The previous two seasons were even worse than ever, starting with the fifth season’s seven-year time jump to revolve around the issue of the main characters breaking up for college. In season six, the writers introduced an alternate space plot complete with ghosts, witches, and demons. And that’s really – amazingly – just the tip of the iceberg, a testament to the show’s storytelling achievements.
All of this is meant to say that, while the last part of Riverdale won’t come too soon, we can’t wait to see what the show’s writers have in store for its final chapter in 2023.