The CW revealed this morning that Season 7 would be the popular series Riverdale’s final season. The twisted CW teen drama Riverdale, adapted from Archie Comics, aired on the network back in 2017. It’s been five years since the show first came out, and as trippy as each season has gotten since the first, fans have tagged along with the Riverdale gang for the ride, including every milkshake gathering at Pop’s with Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead. The final season of Riverdale will conclude “with a bang,” as lead KJ Apa, aka Archie Andrews, said in a presentation today, but more on that later.
CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz spoke in an executive call Thursday, “I am a big believer in attempting to give series that have had long runs an appropriate sendoff.” He spoke with executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who was quite happy about the news that Riverdale Season 7 is the last of the series. Pedowitz went on to say:
“We will treat the show in the manner it deserves…. We want to make sure it goes out the right way…I think they, too, felt that seven years is the right amount, … As a fan myself, I do want to do what is right for the show.”
KJ Apa on Riverdale Season 7
Today, the CW gave an Upfront Presentation with Mark Pedowitz and KJ Apa speaking. The 24-year-old New Zealand actor has played the part of Archie Andrews, the red-headed lead the show revolves around, throughout the series. According to Deadline’s coverage, KJ Apa was introduced to the microphone by Pedowitz and went on to say this about Riverdale’s farewell Season:
“I’m sad to be saying goodbye to Riverdale next season, to our sets, to our crew, to our producers, to our CW family but I can speak for everyone, for Cammy[Mendes], Cole [Sprouse], Lili [Reinhart] and the rest of our cast that we are so grateful for everyone’s support,…To the fans, without the fans, none of this would be be possible.”
KJ spoke a bit more about the final season of Riverdale.
“I can’t say I’d miss dying my hair every week, I’m looking forward to being myself again, but I promise you guys, this last season, we are going to end it with a bang, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz has also confirmed that Season 7 of Riverdale will premiere midseason and will not be abbreviated but have a full-size order.
Are you upset to be saying farewell to Archie and friends in Season 7 of Riverdale, or do you also agree it’s time for the series to end? Let us know what you think in the comments below. We love to hear from you here at The Nerd Stash.