'Riverdale' star KJ Apa hints that storyline will continue after high school: 'Show's not called Riverdale High'
Will the Archie gang stay in Riverdale or will the storyline separate our favorite four?
This article contains spoilers for 'Riverdale' Season 1 - Season 4.
Riverdale's daunting cliffhanger with Episode 9 'Tangerine' left fans trying to predict the cause behind Jughead's death. With The Black Hood dead, the Gargoyle King behind bars and The Red Dahlia in a bunker, what does the drama-thriller have in store for us now?
Season 4 made it somewhat clear that maybe Dark Betty was involved in the death of Jughead (Cole Sprouse). While we wait for the midseason (Season 4) premiere to air on January 22 to find out more secrets, what can we expect from the Season 5 renewal? The CW has yet to release an official release date for Season 5, but the network has said that the new series would air in the 2020-2021 season. The CW has not announced an official release date for Riverdale Season 5, but the network has confirmed the new series will air as part of its 2020-2021 season.
The four main characters, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) predict the upcoming storyline in an exclusive interview with ET. With the characters now in their senior year of high school, having served justice to all of Riverdale's criminal's victims, how much farther can the story go?
Apa said, "As long as the fans keep watching, I mean, the show's not called Riverdale High — it's called Riverdale. So you never know what can happen afterward." This seems promising and we know for a fact, fans don't want the Archieverse drama to end.
"Naturally, as we grow older and we look older, we had to solve that problem, so it's nice that we're aging," he explained. Sprouse said, "And it also kinda frees up the universe a little bit inside Riverdale to play around with that concept. I'm excited to see where we all go."
"I think there's opportunities for the kids to leave Riverdale, but there are also opportunities for them to stay and I think there's a lot of unfinished business for a lot of them," said Reinhart. She added that the town and it's vigilantes will always have murder business to attend to, otherwise 'Riverdale' is not the dark town it is.
"I think Riverdale is very much a show about the cycle of life, and things growing up, and all of that. So I think it'd be really cool to see them go off to college and grow up and see what they make out of their lives," Mendes chimed in.
Season 4 of 'Riverdale' returns on January 22 at 8 pm EST/PST on The CW.
Aguirre-Sacasa, executive producer for both The CW shows 'Riverdale' and upcoming 'Katy Keene' had hinted at a possibility of the crossover between the characters of the shows. The crossover was officially confirmed. Lucy Hale, the star of The CW's 2020 'Katy Keane' will make an appearance as a guest star in an upcoming 'Riverdale' episode that will air on February 5 at 8/7c on The CW.