Comes to the end. After seven seasons on The CW. riverdale will complete its story – and the actors have something to say about how to go to the finish line.
Before the show was renewed for a final season, Cole Sprouse teased that he was ready to move on to other opportunities. “I’m not the creative force behind [Riverdale]. I don’t really have creative control,” he said. GQ in March 2022. “We often come in, get scripts on the day of the request, and we are asked to shoot.”
The former child star also noted that his co-stars were ready to “tie things up”.
Later that year CEO of The CW Mark Pedowitz confirmed that riverdale will end after the seventh season. “I’m a firm believer in trying to give long-running shows a proper send-off,” he told reporters in May 2022. “We had a long conversation with [executive producer] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday who are thrilled with this news and we will treat the show the way it deserves. We want to make sure everything is going the right way.”
He added: “I think they also felt that seven years was the right time. As a fan, I want to do what’s right for the show.”
In the same month K.J. Apa broke his silence about an important change in his career. “I try not to think about it because the more I think about it, the more real it becomes.” I still believe the starwho was on riverdale since its debut in 2017, said television line. “I think a lot of us have foreseen this, season 7 will most likely be the last. So it didn’t come as a big surprise to me.”
Apa joked that there is one aspect of Archie Andrews’ acting that he doesn’t mind leaving behind, adding, “I can’t say I miss having my hair colored every week. I’m looking forward to being myself again, but I promise you guys that we’ll finish the last season with a bang and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
His partner and on-screen love interest Lili Reinhart later offered to take a look at how the cast would spend their time before production on season 7 began. “We spend so much time together during the filming season that when we take a break, we are all like, ‘Bye. And we definitely keep in touch with each other,” she said. Entertainment tonight in August 2022. “I talk to Cami, Mads, Vanessa and Madchen all the time, but everyone is busy, everyone is minding their own business, and we know that we are going back to each other, so, [our cast group chat is] I’m not crying yet.
The Ohio native, who has been playing Betty Cooper since the first season, spoke about the kind of ending she wants for her character.
“Obviously, I’d love to see a happy ending for Betty, knowing she’ll be alright – an upbeat, light-hearted note,” she continued. “I don’t know who she’s staying with or where, how, why, when – I don’t know anything about the final season – but I just hope she’s happy and you have an idea that things settle down for her.” the best way.”
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