Riverdale’s Final Season Will Premier In Mid-2023 The Showrunners Have Announced
The CW has confirmed that Riverdale's seventh and final season will premiere in mid-2023. Riverdale, along with numerous other CW series like The Flash, All American, Superman & Lois, Walker, Kung Fu, and Nancy Drew, was renewed for a seventh season in March. Although Riverdale was given a green light for a seventh season, TVLine reports that the show's run will be its last on the network.
To put it another way, "I am a big believer in attempting to give series that have had long runs an appropriate sendoff," said CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz. "We had a long conversation with [exec producer] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday, who is thrilled by this news, and we will treat the show in the manner it deserves... We want to make sure it goes out the right way.” "I think they, too, felt that seven years is the right amount,” Pedowitz said. "As a fan myself, I do want to do what is right for the show."
Riverdale is the latest show to be canceled by The CW, which took inspiration from the Archie comics.. The network has previously axed shows like Dynasty, Charmed, Naomi, 4400, In the Dark, and Roswell, New Mexico, as well as DC's Batwoman, which was canceled after three seasons, and Legends of Tomorrow, which was axed after seven seasons and more than 100 episodes.
It's possible that the network's suspected sale is linked to these cancellations. After years of losing money and relying on licensing deals and streaming service subscription fees to make up for the lack of original programming, The CW was reported in January to be considering "exploring strategic opportunities," including a possible sale of the company.
However, despite the rumors, The CW has announced the production of Gotham Knights, which is also being turned into a video game, but the impending television series isn't tied to the video game project. Instead, it will be based on the characters developed by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in the early DC comic books.