Is ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 cancelled for now or forever? Let’s find out.
The most awaited 2021 premiere of ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 is cancelled due to the pandemic. Even season 4 could not finish its story due to the unprecedented global shutdown. Will we ever get to know what happened? Rumours have it that the fifth season will not happen, ever!
- What happened in ‘Riverdale’ Season 4
- Be prepared for bad news about ‘Riverdale’ Season 5
- ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 cancelled forever or coming back with a time-jump?
What happened in ‘Riverdale’ Season 4?
The series follows Archie Andrews’ life in the small town of ‘Riverdale’ and explores the darkness hidden behind its seemingly perfect image.
The season 4 finale saw Mr Honey threaten to cancel the prom. Jughead had submitted a story to the University of Iowa, so he wrote a fictitious tale about a group killing Mr Honey for ruining their senior year. In that story, Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, Reggie, and Cheryl join hands to kill Mr Honey. They later begin to attempt covering up the murder.
At school, Honey calls Charles and Betty into his office after he receives a videotape of the school, with a voyeur filming the entire school. Sensing the danger, Honey cancels prom firmly.
In Jughead’s story, Reggie suddenly dies in a car accident suspiciously and his death is mourned by Riverdale High. Betty watches the full tape and catches a reflection of Honey in it.
Charles and Betty have Mr Honey fired and prom reinstated. And then Ms Bell tells the gang that Honey was a good man for the school. She gives Jughead his letter of recommendation for college. Jughead is moved by this gesture and makes changes to his story.
In the altered version of the story, Veronica and Archie are taking Honey to the hospital and saving his life, not wanting to become evil. Betty and Jughead find another videotape in the cabin, this time with a group of people wearing masks of the gang who stabs Mr Honey to death.
Will we ever get to know who these masked men are and why are they plotting against the gang? Will ‘Riverdale’ live till the fifth season to solve the mystery?
Be prepared to hear something bad!
Season 4 was meant to end differently but the global shutdown caused by the pandemic led to ‘Riverdale’ drawing the curtains before telecasting the final 3 episodes of the fourth season. Rumours are afloat that the season 5 premiere, that was supposed to be happening in 2021, is also cancelled.
Even worse news is that ‘Riverdale’ is ending its run and you may not get a season 5 at all. Well, it can be believed that the 2021 premiere of ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 will not happen at the stipulated time but the rumour of the cancellation of season 5 is bizarre.
The CW network won’t end the show that is bringing good revenues. Although the viewership has gone down, the network earns from adverts. It is hard to believe that ‘Riverdale’ will not open its doors for season 5 and will enter the coffin without finishing its story.
‘Riverdale’ Season 5 cancelled forever or coming back with a time-jump?
Harper Bazaar had earlier teased that there would be a time jump in ‘Riverdale’ Season 5. Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed to TVLine, “We’ve been talking and planning on doing a time jump … and, of course, usually, time jumps happen in-between seasons because there’s a tease at the very end”.
So the news of the cancellation of the fifth season is not true, even though no official confirmation has been made. Though the premiere date of season 5 may be postponed.
We can expect a time jump in season 5, although the jump will not happen at the beginning of the season. The new season will pick from the unaired episodes of the fourth season that weren’t filmed due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Let us know if you are excited for ‘Riverdale’ Season 5. Share your thoughts, fan theories in the comments box below.