Put 12th October in your diary, because that’s when we finally get to go back to Riverdale.
Season 2 of The CW’s teen drama was snapped up by Netflix as an exclusive in the UK last year, introducing a wave of modern fans to the world of Archie Comics. It was swiftly renewed for a second run with KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camilla Mendes and Cole Sprouse all reprising their central roles as Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead.
Earlier this month, The CW confirmed that the show would air in the USA on 11th October, which meant that it would arrive on Netflix UK within days of then. Now, Netflix UK has confirmed the exact date: Thursday 12th October, with new episodes then arriving every week on the Thursday.
That means your week will look something like this:
For more on Riverdale Season 2, see here for what we know so far – or head this way for our interview with KJ Apa, aka. Archie himself.
Riverdale Season 2 gets October release date
9th June 2017
Riverdale will return this October for a second season.
The CW’s teen drama has proven a huge hit over the course of its first season, bringing the characters of Archie Comics to life for modern audiences. Indeed, the series was swiftly renewed for a second run, with KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camilla Mendes and Cole Sprouse all reprising their central roles as Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead.
“The ordinary blown up to apocalyptic proportions? Twin Peaks meets Gossip Girl is what we were sold, but if Season 1 of Riverdale has turned out more Gossip Girl than Twin Peaks, well, that’s only really apt for a teen soap opera, a format that dives into the current of naive expectations to be buffeted by reality along the road to adulthood,” we said of Season 1’s shocking finale.
While there many months left to fill following that episode, fans now have a date they can put in their diaires: Season 2 of Riverdale will premiere on Wednesday 11th October in the USA, The CW confirmed yesterday, as it unveiled its new fall line-up. The show airs exclusively on Netflix in the UK, with episodes arriving within 24 hours of their stateside debut. That means you can expect Season 2 to start on Thursday 12th October, or Friday 13th October, if Netflix continues its Friday release schedule from Season 1.
Not seen Riverdale? You can catch up with Season 1 on Netflix uk – and read our reviews of each episode here.
Riverdale will return for Season 2
8th March 2017
Riverdale will return for Season 2, The CW has announced.
The show, which is based on the characters from Archie Comics, was snapped up by Netflix in the UK last year. Since its premiere at the start of 2017, the series has won over fans of the original comics and younger viewers, with its blend of trashy teen drama, knowing pop culture references and a catchy soundtrack, courtesy of Josie and the Pussycats.
In the US, the buzzy drama has already become one of The CW’s most streamed shows on the network’s digital platforms, including The CW app and CWTV.com. The CW says that the programme has posted “tremendous ratings gains on a delayed viewing basis”, with catch-up viewing growing 78 per cent among adults aged 18 to 34.
Executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Supergirl) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics), the show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions.
Now, only a few weeks into its first season, the show has been given an early renewal by The CW for the 2017-2018 season.
“Toe-tapping music, an episode devoted to exposing sexism and a murder-mystery to boot? This is a confident start for Riverdale, which arrives on the scene steeped in influences, but in no doubt of its own identity,” we wrote in our spoiler-free review of the opening episodes. “Riverdale is unsubtle, self-aware and over-stuffed with style. Is it worth watching? Absolutely.”
You can catch up with the rest of our spoiler-filled reviews each week here.
Riverdale is available exclusively on Netflix UK, as part of £7.49 monthly subscription, with new episodes arriving every Friday.