‘Riverdale’ Season 5 Will Jump 5 Years Into the Future

by Jeremy Spirogis

Riverdale has at all times been a present that followers theorize over with ease. Season Four has definitely given followers loads of mysteries to invest, together with one round the concept Season 5 might place the scholars of Riverdale High 5 years sooner or later. 

Skeet Ulrich, who performs the previous Southside Serpent turned Sheriff of Riverdale, F.P. Jones, simply confirmed what followers had been hoping was true. 

Riverdale – Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse | Dean Buscher/The CW

Fans have been speculating ‘Riverdale’s time leap 

In February 2020, TVLine reported a blind merchandise that stated: “the producers of an established series are toying with the idea of ending the current season with a massive timeline shift.” The supply reported the time leap in consideration was 5 years — one thing that will have “enormous implications for a number of the show’s current storylines and characters.”

It would make sense for Riverdale to be the present that featured a time leap like that. The concept wouldn’t be too far-fetched, contemplating the plots Riverdale has featured to this point all through it’s run on The CW. Plus, followers are on board and have already began to theorize the various methods a five-year-jump in time might work given the plot of Season 4. 

What ‘Riverdale’ would appear to be 5 years sooner or later 

In Season 4, the scholars of Riverdale High are seniors, which might imply subsequent yr, everybody shall be off to the faculty of their selection. It can be fairly a feat for showrunners to tackle writing story arcs for every character at their respective colleges. “A time jump is the best way to do it,” stated one fan on Twitter. “They can’t follow [Betty, Archie, Veronica, and Jughead] to a bunch of different schools. There will be a mystery/problem that brings them all back to Riverdale after college and the show will continue from there.”

Another fan was satisfied Riverdale would come with a lapse in time due to the departure of Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich, who play parental roles within the sequence. “The parents are leaving because of the time jump, the kids are gonna be adults now so there’s no need to focus on the parents anymore,” they tweeted

Fans are additionally satisfied that Riverdale will leap forward in time due to Katy Keene, a sequence that takes place in the identical universe, 5 years sooner or later. 

Skeet Ulrich confirmed ‘Riverdale’s five-year time leap

Ulrich spoke with The Today Show in Australia about his his position as Jughead’s father and his choice to depart the sequence. “I love everybody to do with that show,” Ulrich stated. “It’s the longest I’ve ever played one part, the longest I’ve been with a group of people, I’m very fond of them all. Creatively, I’m just ready to do other things.” 

Then, Ulrich confirmed what many followers had been speculating. “I know they want to take the show in a little bit [of a] different direction next season, too, and jump five years ahead,” he stated. “It just seemed like the right time to move on.”

According to Ulrich, Riverdale shall be leaping forward 5 years in Season 5! But will followers get a glimpse into the long run through the Season Four finale? Tune in to Riverdale on Wednesday, May 6, to search out out. 

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