Riverdale is returning to The CW sooner than you might anticipate for Season 6 after a rocky schedule that included a delayed Season 5 release and a long sabbatical in the middle.
Starting with a five-episode special before returning for the rest of the season in 2022, it’s possible you’ll be even more perplexed than normal while watching Riverdale this year (and next).
We’ve got you covered, don’t worry! We’re breaking down all the officially confirmed information regarding Riverdale Season 6, as well as a little bit of speculation (because why not) on everything from episode debut dates to cast members.
But first, in case you’ve forgotten where things left off in Season 5, here’s a little recap. Here’s a quick rundown… After Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) broke up for the second time, this time for real, Riverdale’s second most fascinating redhead decided to give Betty Cooper a chance (Lili Reinhart). Just as they were about to complete the transaction, they heard a weird ticking noise that would have made the Potter Puppet Pals envious: a bomb, left as a parting gift from Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) on his way out of town for good.
Meanwhile, Veronica reunited with her ex-boyfriend Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton), and the two agreed to create a casino in the back room of their booming investment firm because Veronica enjoys running two enterprises at the same time. In that vein, Pop Tate (Alvin Sanders) returned to Pop’s Diner to assist his granddaughter Tabitha Tate (Erinn Westbrook), who had made the momentous decision to move in with her new boyfriend Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).
Riverdale Season 6 Jughead in a New Appearance
Jughead is not only romancing Tabitha, but he’s also the editor-in-chief of the new school newspaper, which is dedicated to the pursuit of truth at all costs. Will this put him at odds with Alice Smith (Mädchen Amick), Riverdale’s most prominent news reporter? Maybe, or maybe she’ll be too preoccupied with flirting with Archie’s Uncle Frank (Ryan Robbins).
Before we move into Season 6, let’s check in with a couple more characters: Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) gave birth to a son named Anthony (also known as Tony Topaz) and chose to raise him with Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner) while still running the South Side Serpents and working as a counselor at Riverdale High. Toni was also asked to join a new town council that included Tabitha, Frank, and Alice. Fangs’ ex-boyfriend Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) was left high and dry, and he decided to return to New York to try his luck on Broadway.
In the meanwhile, Veronica Oh, and there’s one more character worth mentioning: Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch). Cheryl realized her ancestor was a witch, hunted by the other residents of Riverdale, and burned at the stake at the end of Season 5. Cheryl decided to secede from Riverdale, and make her house of Thornhill into its own town, or something because the freshly reincorporated town of Riverdale was all “we have a few things to deal with before we apologize for something we had nothing to do with.” Britta Beach, a redheaded youngster, was also adopted by her (Kyra Leroux).
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about Season 5, plus toss it all out because the first five episodes take place in a town called… Rivervale? Let’s get started. Veronica reunited with her ex-boyfriend Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton), and the two agreed to open a casino in the back room of their booming investment firm, because nothing Veronica enjoys more than operating two businesses at the same time. In that vein, Pop Tate (Alvin Sanders) returned to Pop’s Diner to assist his granddaughter Tabitha Tate (Erinn Westbrook), who had made the momentous decision to move in with her new boyfriend Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).