Developed By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Starring: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan
Release Date: Thursday, May 14
You know you want to get back into Riverdale. There’s no better time than right now. The hit CW teen drama series has shed a few fans over the years due to storytelling and what not, but there’s no stopping Riverdale. Even in its fourth season, the series has managed to deliver shocking plot twists and even more shocking relationship couplings. Maybe heard about the divided fan reaction to a certain new coupling, but maybe you haven’t. This May, the latest season of Riverdale begins streaming on Netflix, and it’s one of the month’s best new release titles.
The fourth season of Riverdale beings on a somber note as the series honors the late Luke Perry and his character Fred Andrews. That somber tone carries through the beginning of season 4 as Archie mourns his father and battles a rival at his new gym. Elsewhere in the fourth season, Jughead transfers to a public school and finds himself in the center of a murder plot, ultimately getting killed (or does he?) along the way. Throughout the season, mysterious videotapes featuring surveillance footage outside homes pop up around town, stoking suspicion once more.
Riverdale’s fourth season halted production due to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in three of the episodes going unfinished. Rather than completing its entire 22-episode order, which would have surely covered prom and graduation, season 4 will bow out with 19 episodes, only two shows removed from its polarizing Hedwig and the Angry Inch musical episode. Even though the season won’t offer a resolution to any of the lingering mysteries, we can still expect Riverdale to hit us with a cliffhanger to tide us over before season 5. Until then, watch the latest episodes on Netflix on May 14.