Riverdale is an American television teen-drama series of 2017. The series is based on very a very popular comic series namely Archie Comics, almost every character of Riverdale is taken from the Archie comics. The show is developed by very well-known screen and comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The show stars popular Hollywood actors like KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, and Mark Consuelos. Riverdale is composed by award-winning movie composers Blake Neely and Sherri Chung. The show is originated in the United States Of America.
It is completely shooter and narrated in English although watching it on Netflix will give you different audio and subtitles choices. Cole Sprouse who is one of the main characters is also the narrator of the complete show. Jon Goldwater, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Michael Grassi are the executive producers of the show, while the main producer is still J. B. Moranville. The complete production work took place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Berlanti Productions, Archie Comics, Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios are the production studios involved in the making of Riverdale. The head editor includes Paul Karasick and Harry Jierjian.
The show was originally a feature film made by Warner Bros Pictures, but later on, the idea was reimagined and it was decided that a television drama series will be created namely Riverdale by Fox studios. Although later on the show development responsibilities were taken by The CW in 2015. The filming took place in Columbia and later on the complete one-season show was released with the title name Riverdale on 26 January 2017.
The debut season revived quite of good reviews from both the audience and critics for its interesting and thrilling storyline. Marking its popularity the show was renewed for a second season and later on for third then fourth and soo on. The most recent season was the season fifth and sixth that premiered on 16 January 2021 and 20 February 2021 respectively. There is quite a probability for season 7 also, as long back during the season 4 premiere KJ revealed that all the four Main leads have been signed for the next 3 seasons.
There is a total of 6 seasons released to date, each season consists of almost 20 episodes each of 35 to 40 minutes. The show was often criticized for portraying teen mishandling and less cast empowerment, But on the other hand, the show was a bumper success in Australia. It was rated as the number 1 show for a few months in Australia. Netflix was also the main reason behind its sudden success after the season 2 premiere, as using Netflix many more international viewers began watching Riverdale, hence making it more popular.
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After the death of the very popular and extremely rich high school kid, everyone is shocked and in mourning. After a detailed and finely made plan, an innocent man was accused of murder. Therefore a group of young school-going kids takes up the responsibility to find the real murderer, this group includes a handsome young boy Archie, who has recently found out about his interest in music and music teacher too, another beautiful and intelligent girl Becky who had a crush in Archie but late on has a beautiful relationship with Jughead, Veronica is the new girl in town who is extremely popular, bold and beautiful, she is the love interest of Archie.
Jughead is an extremely cute, intelligent, and studious outcast, who has always been bullied and treated unequally by the people as he is the son of a southside serpent, its jughead’s dad who is falsely accused for murder. In order to protect his father and prove him innocent this group of teenagers deals with different adventures and horrifying events. In this journey, they also find out about the veiled truth that crawls under the beautiful and joyful-looking small town.
Is Kj Apa Really Leaving Riverdale?
Though there is no official news about KJ really reading the show Riverdale. But we can clearly see in season 6th episode 2 Cherryl kills Archie or we can say that Archie sacrifices himself in order to protect the town, also the show director himself has confirmed that Archie is clearly dead in season 6 hence the fact that the character story of KJ is finally over is true. But this does not necessarily mean that Kj will not have any appearance in any other season, we still hope that Archie may come back in season 7 after all it’s Riverdale we are talking about, almost everything is a surprise here. Another assumed reason behind KJ leaving the show is that he has become a new dad of a son, therefore he might be leaving the show or be on a break from the acting line.
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