The CW channel has just made official that ‘Riverdale’ will reach its end with its seventh season still pending premiere. This is unexpected news, since those responsible for the series denied the rumors that pointed in that direction less than two months ago, although Cole Sprouse, one of its protagonists, was clear that it was a possibility. Although the series initially became one of the most popular, the unexpected twist it was taking failed to convince its fans, so it was registering fewer and fewer viewers.
In addition, The CW has waited a long time to confirm this information, as it could have done so when it confirmed a seventh season or a week ago when it announced an avalanche of cancellations for the next television season, perhaps because they had not yet made the decision to dispense with ‘Riverdale’? Two weeks before the end of season 6, it was announced that season 7 will seek to provide a proper ending to the story of Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Cheryl.
For most fans, the low ratings record due to the unexpected change in the storyline would be the main reason for the series’ termination, The CW’s president and CEO Mark Pedowitz explained the real reason behind the decision, “I’m a big believer in trying to give series that have had a long run a proper farewell,” he noted
However, everything is less dramatic when we stop to think that the sixth season has not even finished airing, so the team at the helm of ‘Riverdale’ will have an additional batch of episodes to give a closure to live up to. Always better that than an abrupt cancellation. We will have to wait until 2023 to see the final season of ‘Riverdale’, as The CW plans to launch it during midseason.