When will Riverdale season 3 be on Netflix?

When is the Riverdale season 3 release date on Netflix? That depends on where you live.

Riverdale season 2 was released on Netflix US on May 24, 2018, and fans are already wondering when Riverdale season 3 will be added to the streaming service. Fortunately, we have a pretty good idea!

UPDATE: Riverdale season 3 returns on Jan. 16. There are 14 episodes left after the midseason break. Based on the previous season, it looks like Riverdale season 3 will be added to Netflix US in May 2019. 

The CW has not officially announced when Riverdale season 3 premieres. They announced the series will keep its Wednesday air date, and that the new season will premiere in October 2018. We anticipate the new season will premiere around the middle of the month, as it did for the second season in October 2017.

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If you live outside of the United States, you will be able to watch Riverdale season 3 on Netflix episodes the day after they air on The CW. The series is a non-US Netflix original, technically. That means fans will be able to watch the series weekly throughout the season.

Fans in the US will have to wait quite a bit longer to watch season 3. Because Riverdale airs on The CW in the US, the full season must air before the episodes will be available on Netflix. Like the second season, the third season consists of 22 episodes. With an October premiere date, the season 3 finale will air May 2019, and the full third season will be added to Netflix in the US exactly eight days later. It’s looking Riverdale season 3 will be added to Netflix US at the end of May 2019.

Riverdale is one of the most popular shows on Netflix. Like Breaking Bad, the show benefited immensely from Netflix subscribers binge-watching the series on the streaming service before the new season premiered on The CW.

After the second season was added to Netflix in May 2018, more and more fans are discovering this hit series and will be tuning in for season 3 on Netflix (non-US) in October. US fans will have to wait until May 2019, most likely, to watch the new season.