After more than 100 episodes featuring messy love triangles, musical moments, and several shocking deaths, "Riverdale" is sadly coming to an end. On May 19, The CW's fall 2022-2023 schedule revealed that the show's seventh season would be its last. It joins other long-running series that were also recently canceled by the network, including "Dynasty," "Legacies," and "Legends of Tomorrow." Season seven is set to air at midseason in 2023.
"It was an iconic pop culture star, and we want to make sure it goes out the right way."
While the number of episodes has yet to be determined, The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz said the network wasn't planning for an abbreviated season. "I am a big believer in attempting to give series that have had long runs an appropriate send off," he told reporters during a press conference on Thursday.
Pedowitz added that "Riverdale" creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was part of the decision. "We had a long conversation with Roberto yesterday, who's thrilled by this news," he said. "And we're going to treat the show in the manner it deserves. It was an iconic pop culture star, and we want to make sure it goes out the right way . . . I think they choose that seven years is the right amount, and we want to do the right thing."
"Riverdale" season six, which explores the alternate universe of Rivervale, is currently airing on The CW.