‘Riverdale’ Season 7: Has The CW Canceled the Show?

Riverdale comes to an end of its current season this July on The CW, leaving fans wondering whether there will be a Season 7 of the show.

The CW canceled nine of its shows earlier in 2022, so Riverdale fans have plenty of reasons to be concerned.

Riverdale has been a hit for the network. But with so many shows getting the ax due to an upcoming potential buyout of The CW, could this finally be the year that the Archieverse comes to an end (arguably a few years after it should have).

Here’s what we know about the future of Riverdale on The CW and Netflix.

Is Riverdale Getting a Season 7?

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The cast of “Riverdale.” The show has been renewed for Season 7.
The CW

There is good news and bad news about the future of Riverdale.

The good news first. The show escaped the cull of CW shows because it had already been renewed. In March, the network confirmed that the show was coming back for Season 7. This was part of an announcement that also renewed All American, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois and Walker.

“As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond,” said CW chairman Mark Pedowitz at the time.

However, more news joined this announcement in May. At that time, it was confirmed that Season 7 would be the final season of Riverdale. Following the cancelations of Katy Keene and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this brings to an end the so-called “Archieverse” of programs.

KJ Apa lead reactions to the news, saying during the CW Upfronts presentation: “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 Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica], Cole [Sprouse, Jughead], Lili [Reinhart, Betty], 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 possible.”

This announcement also came with a release date-of-sorts, meaning viewers know when they can expect the final episodes of the show.

When Is Riverdale Season 7 Coming Out?

In that announcement, The CW announced viewers would have longer than usual to wait for more Riverdale.

The Season 7 release date has been set for midway through the 2022-2023 TV season, meaning viewers will not be getting new episodes until the start of 2023.

The exact release date has not been announced, but is likely to be in January of that year. As for when it is coming to Netflix, Season 7 will drop in the U.S. on the streamer eight days after the series finale airs on The CW. When that will be is uncertain, but could be as early as May 2023.

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