Riverdale Season 5: The season finale for the fourth season of Riverdale aired back in May and was forced to shut down earlier than scheduled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, fans got only 19 episodes instead of the usual 22. The finale called Killing Mr. Honey was directed by Alice Cooper and Twin Peaks actress Mädchen Amick.
How did the season end?
The installment came to an end with a videotape showing up on Betty Cooper’s doorstep, leading her and Jughead to a cabin in the woods. There, they make a horrifying discovery as they stumble upon a new cassette with another shocking murder on it. Huge cliffhanger!
How was it SUPPOSED to end?
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner for Riverdale, opened up about how the fourth outing was originally supposed to be finishing.
He confirmed that the next episode featuring Prom had been filmed but other bigger scenes still hadn’t been shot, leading the program-makers to cap the season at the 19th episode itself. The executive went on to say how the last two episodes had been written but not filmed.
What will Season 5 include?
Initially, the time jump between Season 4 and 5 was confirmed to be that of seven years. Pretty huge, if you ask me. But now, the last few episodes of Season 4 have now been moved to the start of season five, which was ordered by The CW earlier this year.
Aguirre-Sacasa said in an interview, “After being with the kids at the high school for four years, you kind of doesn’t want to take graduation away from them. So what we’re doing is picking up right where we left off for the first three episodes.” So, the upcoming season will start with the prom night. Sounds fair, yeah?
Season 5 of The CW’s Riverdale is expected to air in January 2021.