Tonight is the Season 2 finale of Riverdale and, sadly, we will have to wait quite a few months to find out what happens next. It’s been a roller-coaster ride for fans this season, with fans thinking the Black Hood was caught only to discover there were two Black Hoods. Then we had all the drama with Cheryl and her family, the unexpected deaths, and the strange adventures of Chic. We really can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen in Season 3. Sadly, fans are going to have to wait a while before they can watch the new season. Although an official date hasn’t yet been announced, it will likely be returning sometime in October.
Here’s what we know so far.
1. ‘Riverdale’ Was Renewed in April
— [TPWN]L4DY Marbles (@L4DY_Marbles) May 12, 2018
Although we don’t have an exact date yet for when Riverdale Season 3 will begin, we do know that the show has been renewed. The great news was announced just a month ago. Riverdale was renewed on The CW, along with all of their other returning series, plus Dynasty and Black Lightning.
— Madelaine Petsch (@madelainepetsch) April 2, 2018
Mark Pedowitz, CW President, said when Riverdale‘s renewal was announced: “By picking these 10 series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come.” The CW did not announce at that time whether it was renewing its midseason series, but we now know that The 100, a midseason series, is also renewed.
2. ‘Riverdale’ Will Likely Return in the Fall, Probably in October
— Rachel Balmer (@ItsJustRachelB) May 14, 2018
Riverdale was renewed for the fall, so we’re likely going to see a premiere date around the same time as Season 2 premiered. For Season 1, Riverdale premiered on January 26, 2017. This season, Riverdale premiered on October 11, 2017, which is around the same time The CW’s other fall shows began. So it’s likely that The CW will choose to follow the pattern it set this year, premiering Riverdale in mid-October 2018 and then throwing in some pretty sizable hiatuses throughout the season so the finale would air in May. (Den of Geek has thrown in a prediction of October 10 for Riverdale‘s return.)
We also haven’t been told yet how many episodes will be in Season 3, but it will likely be comparable to the 22 episodes of Season 2.
3. Season 3 Will Begin Filming in July