Lili Reinhart Confirms That "Riverdale" Season Five Will Have a Seven-Year Time Jump

Carolyn Twersky
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Photo credit: Katie Yu
Photo credit: Katie Yu

From Seventeen

  • Season five of Riverdale began pre-production earlier this week.

  • Filming will begin after the cast quarantines in Vancouver for two weeks.

  • Lili Reinhart just updated fans about the show's plans, including the seven-year time jump.

It's really happening! Riverdale season five is underway. Pre-production of the show began earlier this week, and Lili Reinhart just confirmed that filming will begin soon after the cast quarantines for two weeks for safety reasons. The actress spoke to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night and filled fans in on what's to be expected from season five.

As we already know, the first three episodes of season five will be about the gang's prom and graduation. The episodes were supposed to appear in season four, but due to the coronavirus, the show had to alter their plan.

"We had two-and-a-half episodes left, so we stopped in the middle of an episode," Lili explained. "So when we go back, we have to finish three days of one episode that we were filming in March."

Lili joked that she—and the rest of the cast—probably looks a little different than she did in March. "We're all going to be significantly tanner, maybe I've gained weight during quarantine, so I'll look a little different," she said. "It's like five months, it did make quite a difference, I feel like. It'll be easy to tell what was in March and when we filmed in September."

Once they finish up with the leftover season four episodes, Lili confirmed that the show will have a seven-year time jump into the future, skipping over the characters' college years and then some. "We're not going to be teenagers anymore," she said. "I'm really psyched about it. I think it'll be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa], our showrunner, was like, 'Yeah, let's revamp.' You know, we're not just stuck in high school for seven seasons."

This seven-year jump will make the characters about 25 when we see them again. A lot can change in seven years so it will be really interesting to see where everyone ends up.

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