The first look at RiverdaleThe seventh and final season of has arrived, and the team is going back in time to one of its biggest mysteries yet: being trapped in the 1950s. Series Creator and Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently took to social media to give viewers a look at a character introduction for the season. In his caption, he says they’re “making something really special this year.” Pictures followed shortly after Entertainment Weekly photo reveal for the coming season.
The sequence begins as someone plays “Rock Around the Clock” on a restaurant jukebox, then launches into a retro-style intro featuring the main cast. It shows Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronique (Camila Mendes), Cheryl (Madeleine Petsch), Kevin (Casey Cott), Tony (vanessa morgan), and Tabitha (Erinn Westbrook) enjoying life by sporting period-appropriate clothing and hairstyles, none of them are more aware of how they really got to that time. Meanwhile, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) rounds out the cast, wearing the character’s signature crown. Unlike the others, however, he appears confused and scared, as he is the only person with any real idea of what happened.
As the pictures and photos reveal, Riverdale Season 7 will be set in the 1950s. In the Season 6 finale, a comet was hurtling towards the city. Eventually, Cheryl and her superpowers were able to destroy it and save everyone, but there was one major caveat – it took the town back in time. The group are teenagers in high school again, and the only person who remembers life before the Comet is Jughead. Aguirre-Sacasa noted at EO that this jump back in time seemed “very unexpected but completely unavoidable”, especially after the big leap forward the series made in season 5 which aged the characters by seven years.
Specific details about what viewers can expect are being kept under wraps for now. However, Aguirre-Sacasa teases that Jughead will learn why he’s the only one who remembers by the end of the season premiere episode, titled “Don’t Worry, Darling.” He notes that unlike past seasons, this one will focus more on characters finding their way rather than battling a main villain, “The biggest struggle is our characters trying to live authentic individualistic lives for a period of time. where it was really hard to do.” He also revealed that this season is the most grounded of the show, which will be quite different from previous seasons, as the show has become known for its increasingly crazy storylines. . But thanks to the nature of the 50s, viewers can always expect one last wild ride:
“Thank goodness the 50s were as crazy as they were, because it was so much fun to be in that world. Each season we explore the tropes of a specific genre, be it supernatural, that whether it’s pulp, whether it’s crime. This year, our genre is the 1950s, so we’re in dialogue with the American mythos of what the 1950s was versus reality.”
RiverdaleThe final season of has no release date but is scheduled for Spring 2023. Check out the images below: