‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Teases the Season 5 Premiere and It Won’t Disappoint Cheryl and Toni Fans

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Teases the Season 5 Premiere and It Won’t Disappoint Cheryl and Toni Fans

The Riverdale fandom could also be buzzing concerning the massive time leap, however they’ve obtained to get via the ultimate days of highschool when season 5 premieres on The CW. 

As you could know, the fourth season was lower brief by three episodes as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So viewers by no means obtained the highly-anticipated promenade or commencement episodes. Now, the present’s forged and crew are gearing as much as movie the upcoming season. Then just lately, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased the Riverdale Season 5 premiere on his Instagram, and it doesn’t disappoint, particularly if you happen to’re rooting for Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) — aka Choni.

‘Riverdale’ Season 5 will begin the place the finale left off

'Riverdale' stars  Vanessa Morgan and Madelaine Petsch attend the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
‘Riverdale’ stars
Vanessa Morgan and Madelaine Petsch | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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When Riverdale Season Four wrapped with 19 episodes in May 2020, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed the ultimate three episodes will probably be moved to season 5. The showrunner instructed Entertainment Weekly:

When we talked about season 5 and among the massive occasions like promenade and commencement, it will really feel like a cheat if we in some way didn’t do these. So we’re primarily beginning the season with the final three episodes of season 4. And partly as a result of they’re dynamite episodes. I imply massive, massive, massive adjustments occur. We are persevering with the thriller and the connection drama straight into season 5.

Meanwhile, Aguirre-Sacasa hinted the “great season premiere next year” will function promenade, because the episode was subsequent in line. He additionally confirmed the Riverdale workforce already filmed some scenes. Though they had been unable to show promenade into the fourth season finale as a result of a couple of main character moments nonetheless wanted to be accomplished. Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned:

We had shot virtually two-thirds of episode 20, which was going to be our promenade episode. We really had shot the promenade, the place numerous very dramatic issues occur. But we nonetheless hadn’t shot some massive character moments between Archie [KJ Apa] and Veronica [Camila Mendes] and Betty [Lili Reinhart] and Jughead [Cole Sprouse]. So we type of simply couldn’t try this.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shares ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 premiere sneak peek pic on Instagram

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While the Riverdale workforce nonetheless must movie scenes of the Core Four, Aguirre-Sacasa just lately teased Cheryl and Toni’s promenade night time on Instagram. The showrunner additionally confirmed the promenade episode would be the Riverdale Season 5 premiere. 

“Couldn’t resist a sneak peek at Prom Night (our first episode back) with these two beautiful ladies,” Aguirre Sacasa wrote within the caption. “Rest assured, ALL the queens will [be] reigning SUPREMELY next season!”

In the pic, Choni seems to be all smiles. But even so, that is promenade and there’s certain to be some drama. Then when talking with Entertainment Tonight in May, Aguirre-Sacasa in contrast Toni and Cheryl’s promenade arc to Romeo and Juliet. 

“Cheryl finds out that Toni’s family has some pretty strong opinions about Toni dating Cheryl,” he mentioned. “We find out that Toni’s family hasn’t even known that Toni has been dating Cheryl. So they’ve got some star-crossed drama coming up soon. too.”

When will ‘Riverdale’ Season 5 return to The CW?

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For now, followers should await The CW to announce a precise premiere date for Riverdale Season 5. But even so, the community has already introduced the teenager drama will return with new episodes beginning in January 2021. 

Meanwhile, it appears the forged and crew will start manufacturing quickly. 

“I have to quarantine for two weeks, but then we are starting our season 5,” Reinhart mentioned on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August 2020. “When we go back, we have to finish three days of one episode that we were filming in March.”

While the Riverdale workforce gears as much as end the season 5 premiere, followers are getting ready to say goodbye to the top of an period. The new season will spotlight a big time leap following the promenade and commencement episodes. So keep tuned. There’s numerous drama on the horizon.

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