'Riverdale' Season 5: Meet Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa and the returning cast of The CW's teen drama series

Season 5 will pick up right where Season 4 left us, letting us experience prom and graduation with the Riverdale gang. Excited? Meet the cast


                            'Riverdale' Season 5: Meet Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa and the returning cast of The CW's teen drama series
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart (CW)

All you Barchie, Varchie and remaining Bughead fans, where you at? The scandalous CW drama 'Riverdale' is returning and it promises to be as punchy as ever. They had to shut down production due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, Episode 19 titled 'Killing Mr. Honey' became the Season 4 finale — originally there were 22 episodes for Season 4. Season 5 will pick up right where Season 4 left us, letting us experience prom and graduation with the Riverdale gang. Yes, the gang is going to prom...so expect much blood, fights, and more shirtlessness, because that's what most of you are here for, isn't it? 

In the Season 4 finale, we saw Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) write a saucy story for the University of Iowa about killing Principal Holden Honey (Kerr Smith) as the cinephile tapes take a darker turn. There is a re-creation of the films showcasing the deaths of Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) and Midge Klump (Emilija Baranac), Betty 'killing' Jughead with a rock, and the season ends with the re-creation of Jughead's script of the gang 'Killing Mr. Honey'. After all this, we are left wondering  — who is behind these tapes?

'Riverdale' showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa gave some details on the upcoming Season 5. "Yeah, we had written Episodes 20, 21 and 22 and when we talked about Season 5 and some of the big events like prom and graduation, it would feel like a cheat if we somehow didn't do those. So we're essentially starting the season with the last three episodes of Season 4, and partly because they're dynamite episodes. I mean big, big, big changes happen. We are continuing the mystery and the relationship drama straight into Season 5," he said.

Well before the show airs, meet the stellar cast of the show that's kept you hooked for so long. The main cast members include Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Charles Melton as Reggie Melton and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.

Cole Sprouse as Jughead

Cole Sprouse attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

After winning hearts as Ben Geller on the show 'Friends', he made his mark in 'The Suite Life' series. Well, he's clearly broken away from the squeaky clean Disney image. He also acted in the film 'Five Feet Apart', which was appreciated by critics. 

Lili Reinhart as Betty

Lili Reinhart attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Apart from 'Riverdale', she is known to play Annabelle in Lorene Scafaria's black comedy crime drama film 'Hustlers'. (2019). In 2020, she portrayed Grace Town in 'Chemical Hearts'.

Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge

Camila Mendes attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "Palm Springs" Premiere at Library Center Theater on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)

Apart from 'Riverdale', Mendes has starred in films such as 'Perfect Date', and 'Palm Springs'.

KJ Apa as Archie Andrews

KJ Apa attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Apa began acting with the role Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand primetime soap opera 'Shortland Street' from 2013 to 2015. In 2017, he began starring as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series 'Riverdale'. In films, Apa has starred in A Dog's Purpose (2017), The Hate U Give (2018), and I Still Believe (2020).

Catch 'Riverdale' Season 5 on January 20, 2021, on The CW.

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