The star of the popular Netflix series Riverdale, Lili Reinhart, has confirmed that Riverdale Season 7 is on its way. But she also said that this upcoming season might be the last one for the series. The American teenage drama series was debuted back in 2017. The series has come a long way with six seasons in its pocket. The sixth one has just released back in December of 2021. The show is originally adapted from the universe of Archie Comics. The story is centered around Archie Andrews (K. J. Apa) and his squad of friends, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes). We see them working out with a lasting bonding, clash with the criminals (sometimes supernatural), and surf through the fantastic ups and downs of high school football.
Is Riverdale Season 7 Coming?
The first season of the show, which was presented to us by CW, garnered quite a popularity among the viewers. It got a score of 79% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes. But after that, the rating of this show dropped drastically in the next five installments. Nevertheless, the fifth season scored a minimum of 43% from the viewers. The show was heavily criticized for having several plot holes, cringe dialogues and overall bad character development that comes straight from the writer. As a result, the show has made some hate-watchers on its own. The sixth installment had only 45% of its viewership in the fifth season. So, this kind of lousy performance gives us the vibe that the show is losing its charm and makes us thinks about what will happen in the future for this show now that Riverdale Season 7 is coming.
Will Riverdale Season 7 be the Last of the Show?
Although the popularity of the series has decreased drastically, the showrunners haven’t backed off from showing us new kinds of plots. As a result, the show continues to introduce new plot twists in almost every season of the journey of these fictional teenagers. The shoemaker Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also known for making another popular show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has declared that these two shows will have a crossover in this season. On the other hand, K. J. Apa mentioned in an interview that the contracts of the main casting team of the series will end in 2023. That means a seventh season is definitely on its way. On top of that, as the end of the contracts is still pending, we can say that the claim of Lili Reinhart about the seventh installment being the end of the series is quite improbable.
Whether the Riverdale Season 7 is coming or not, or if it will be the last one of the series, the show’s fans are eagerly waiting for the crossover to happen. Besides, the viewers still have plenty t find out from the series. Even though the show’s popularity has drastically dropped, we can say that it doesn’t mean the series will back off. After all, this isn’t the first time the show has faced such a crisis. Regardless of what happens, the showrunner Sacasa and his team of writers have always held a firm ground among the loyal viewers of the series.