‘Riverdale’ Season 5: Lili Reinhart Updates Fans on the Big Time Jump

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Riverdale’ Season 5: Lili Reinhart Updates Fans on the Big Time Jump

Major modifications are coming when Riverdale Season 5 returns to The CW in 2021. The teen drama will decide up the place issues left off on the finish of season 4. But it appears just like the beloved Archie Comics character will bid adieu to highschool, they usually’re going to skip forward just a few years. So what is going to followers truly miss on-screen? Recently, Lili Reinhart, who performs Betty Cooper, up to date viewers on the large Riverdale time soar.

‘Riverdale’ Season 5 will characteristic a time soar

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In an interview with TVLine revealed on May 13, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the Riverdale Season 5 time soar. That stated, manufacturing shut down early because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and season Four was reduce by three episodes. Now, these episodes, which featured main occasions like promenade and commencement, will kick off the brand new season. 

“We’ve been talking and planning on doing a time jump,” Aguirre-Sacasa stated. “Usually time jumps happen in-between seasons, because there’s a tease at the very end … So what we’re doing is picking up right where we left off for the first three episodes, and then doing a time jump… after those three episodes.”

Lili Reinhart reveals how lengthy the time soar might be in ‘Riverdale’ Season 5

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When Riverdale wrapped its fourth season, many followers questioned how lengthy the time soar could be. Then when stopping by Live with Kelly and Ryan in July, Camila Mendes, who performs Veronica Lodge, shared the skip could be 5 years. 

“A few episodes in, we do a time jump,” Mendes stated on the time. “So we’ll be seeing these characters like five years from season 4 in their adult life. Now we’ll all actually be playing adults.”

Meanwhile, Skeet Ulrich, who performs FP Jones, additionally indicated the time soar could be 5 years. But in a current interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Reinhart acknowledged the hole could be seven years.

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“[In] season 5, we’re actually doing a, I believe, seven-year time jump into the future,” Reinhart stated. “So we’re not going to be teenagers anymore. I’m psyched about it. I think it’ll be nice to play an adult.”

The actor additionally hinted the time soar in Riverdale Season 5 would be the begin of an thrilling new starting.

“I also really appreciate that Roberto, our showrunner, was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp,’” Reinhart stated. “We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons, like a 30-year-old in high school.”

When will ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 begin filming?

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Although Riverdale Season 5 might be delayed till 2021, it appears just like the solid and crew are about to start out manufacturing once more. Still talking on The Tonight Show on Aug. 18, Reinhart confirmed she might be returning to the set quickly.

“We’re about to go back in a couple of days to start [filming],” the actor stated. “I have to quarantine for two weeks. But then we are starting season 5.”

Reinhart additionally revealed the Riverdale staff was midway by means of an episode earlier than manufacturing shut down. So now, everybody should decide up the place they left off, and the 23-year-old recommended followers may see a distinction when the season comes again.

'Riverdale' star Lili Reinhart attends Covergirl Clean Fresh Launch Party on January 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart | Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Covergirl

“When we go back, we have to finish three days of one episode that we were filming in March,” she stated. “We’re all going to be considerably tanner. Maybe I’ve gained weight throughout quarantine so I’ll look a little completely different.”

She continued, “It’s like, you know, five months. It did make quite a difference. I feel like it will be very easy to tell what was in March and when we filmed in September.”

Whatever occurs when Riverdale Season 5 returns, it actually appears like followers are in for a brand new period. So keep tuned.

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