The people have spoken! This year’s People’s Choice Award for the Drama Show of 2020 goes to none other than CW’s Riverdale. The annual awards show recognizes fan-chosen favorites across the entertainment industry in various categories. Among those categories was the drama genre, which Riverdale successfully snatched, thanks to the votes from its fans.
Delighted series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to social media to share the news of recognition to his followers. In a poster announcing the show’s feat, he said “Congrats to the cast, crew, writers, and especially THE FANS of #Riverdale!!”
He also added that they are currently working on season 5, which is set to premiere on January 20, 2021.
Inspired by Archie Comics, Riverdale follows four friends namely Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) as they navigate life in the small town of Riverdale.
What will Riverdale Season 5 be all about?
Season four of the series ended early due to coronavirus pandemic shutting down productions early this year. Aguirre-Sacasa explained back in May, “We actually had shot the prom, where a lot of very dramatic things happen, but we still hadn’t shot some big character moments between Archie and Veronica and Betty and Jughead. So, we kind of just couldn’t do that.”
“However, when I saw the cut of 19, what’s great about it is all of the kids are in one big story together united against Mr. Honey. And it does end on a pretty shocking, disturbing cliffhanger,” he continued.
“So, it sort of was like, ‘Oh wait a minute, this could be a great season finale’ and then prom would be a great season premiere next year.”
Riverdale season 5 will then begin with our characters’ final days as students at Riverdale High. From senior prom to graduation, there will be a lot of emotional moments and goodbyes yet to come. Some couples will break up, as everyone goes their separate ways to college and/or elsewhere.
Following the wrap up of senior year, the series will jump forward seven years in time.
“Season 5 we’re actually doing, I believe, a seven-year time jump into the future so we’re not going to be teenagers anymore,” Reinhart revealed in an interview last month.
“I’m really psyched about it. I think it’ll be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto, our showrunner, was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp.’ You know, we’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”