Season 4 of The CW’s Riverdale is now over, however, when the series begins, there is much more to aspire forward more to.
Due to the pandemic shutting down progress, season four was cut short, so the season finished with 19 episodes rather than 22. Nonetheless, the finale implied what was next for the residents of the murder-ridden city in season five.
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“Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told “Entertainment Tonight” that “more than half” of the prom episode (originally scheduled as episode 20 of season four) was filmed by the crew and cast until development ended.
“When it became clear that we weren’t gonna be able to finish the season, the first thing I kind of did was to look at episode 20 to see if we could cobble together an episode from that,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “And though we actually shot the prom, where a lot of dramatic stuff happened, there were so many emotional scenes with Archie and Veronica and Jughead and Betty that it felt like we just couldn’t quite do it.”
In particular, Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Tonight that Archie and Veronica’s connection would be affected by the prom episode.
“We haven’t heard or seen the last of the song that Archie wrote for Betty [on season four, episode 18], and right at this moment where they should be celebrating everything, a lot happens,” he said. “It’s pretty dramatic what happens at prom with Varchie.”
The shared love emotions that Betty and Archie had as childhood best friends and neighbors were explored by the fourth season. After they kissed in episode 17 (the musical episode), Archie and Betty deceived their husbands, but Betty put an end to whatever she and Archie were doing throughout the following episode.
“The relationship drama will always be one of the driving forces of the show,” Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly. “And though the status quo is a little bit returned in episode 19, the story is nowhere near finished yet.”
In September 2020, the cast went back to Vancouver to start shooting. The CW announced in October that audiences should anticipate the next episodes in January 2021.
In December, the first trailer for season 5 was revealed, giving the public a real good look at what to hope for.
Audiences should expect a lot of Westbrook’s character, called Tabitha Tate, since Deadline announced in September 2020 that she will be a recurring character on “Riverdale,”