Riverdale Season 3 Release Date, Cast, Spoilers, And More
Riverdale season 2 just aired its season finale. But, that's not stopping fans from asking for more details about the Riverdale season 3 release date, cast, spoilers, trailer, and more. Luckily, we're here to help. While we're relieved to hear that season 3 of Riverdale was renewed for the fall on the CW's lineup, we are a little worried about what's to come for our favorite Archie Comic characters. There's more to the story, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has more than just a few tricks up his sleeve for the third installment of Riverdale. And yes, you should be afraid. For who? Everyone. Now, if you aren't too scared, here's what we know about the series so far.
1. When will Riverdale return to the CW in 2018?
The Riverdale season 3 release date will be sometime this fall. While we don't have an official start date for the series, the CW released its fall 2018-19 schedule, which includes Riverdale in the 8-9 p.m. slot on Wednesdays, followed by the new series entitled All American. This means that we won't see a change in terms of our Riverdale fix.
And while we have some time to wait for the premiere episode, we are guessing that the show will be released sometime in October 2018, similar to that of the season 2 premiere.
Update: It's official. Riverdale will come back on Wednesday, October 10th.
2. Riverdale season 3 starts filming in July 2018
During PeopleCon's RiverCon in Paris, Skeet Ulrich, who plays FP, revealed that production will begin in July of this year. The show will be filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and this further confirms our October premiere prediction, since this schedule is similar to that of season 2.
3. Riverdale Season 3 Cast
Wondering who makes it to the third season after that season 2 scare? Don't be! Here's a rundown of who will likely be back for Riverdale season 3.
Riverdale Season 3 Main Cast:
• Archie Andrews (KJ Apa)
• Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart)
• Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse)
• Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)
• Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols)
• Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)
• Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray)
• Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick)
• Fred Andrews (Luke Perry)
• Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos)
• Kevin Keller (Casey Cott)
• FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich)
• Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan)
• Reggie (Charles Melton)
We see a lot of familiar faces, but two characters who were bumped up to series regulars for season 3. Yes! We're going to see a lot more from Toni and Reggie this season, and we are so here for it.
4. Riverdale Season 3 Trailer
Looking for the Riverdale season 3 trailer? Well, since filming hasn't started yet, we aren't expecting a promotional trailer to drop anytime soon. But, stay tuned. We'll update this article when it is released. Until then, these spoilers will have you reeling!
5. Riverdale Season 3 Spoilers
Spoiler warning. If you want to come into the third season with fresh eyes, don't continue reading this post. We are revealing some interesting details.
Will Sabrina Spellman Come to Riverdale?
Despite the clear teaser in season one, it looks like the darker Sabrina the Teenage Witch spinoff is not coming to the CW. Instead, the series found its home on Netflix to make room for the Charmed reboot this fall. Sadly, it looks like we won't be getting a Sabrina/Riverdale crossover event anytime soon.
Reinhart confirmed the news in an interview with Vulture.
"I think Betty’s solely in the Riverdale world and it doesn’t make sense for a crossover," Reinhart said. "That’s why the decision was ultimately made to move to Netflix — to make these Riverdale and Sabrina shows completely separate universes. I don’t really know what Roberto’s plan is for Sabrina or what aspect of the supernatural or magic will be used. I know that doesn’t exist in Riverdale. At least right now.
Polly Cooper Returns
It looks like Polly is returning to Riverdale, confirmed by actress Tiera Skovbye herself.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Skovbye revealed what's coming for her character.
"I think the fact that I don’t leave at the end [of the season two finale] is a good indication that there will be more Polly, especially since she’s inviting somebody from the farm, a character that she’s clearly involved with, to the Cooper house," Skovbye said. "I feel like that’s a good indication that there will be a storyline there. How much? I don’t know. There are so many characters on the show that everything is constantly changing."
Are Betty and Jughead Engaged?
Jughead and Betty have been through a lot this season. But, it seemed like Jughead asked Betty to marry him. But, is this really the Riverdale writers' way of saying these two are officially going for it?
In an interview with Deadline, Aguirre Sacasa made it clear that this exchange was more of an emotional commitment.
"I do understand the desire to kind of hold on to each other and things are in such a state of flux in Riverdale that they want to cling to the steady, the thing that’s steady in their lives, which is their love for each other," Aguirre Sacasa said. "So Jughead says, 'Will you be my Serpent queen,' and she says, 'Are you asking me to join the Serpents?' On one level it is that. It does also feel like there’s an emotional commitment that Jughead is making with Betty, but we didn’t want it to go all the way there and be a traditional marriage proposal but emotionally it is a commitment.
The Genre of Season 3
While we had a murder mystery in season 1 and a serial killer in season 2, what more could we look forward to in season 3?
Well, according to Aguirre Sacasa, a lot. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner revealed the genre for season 3.
"They were very different seasons. One was a murder mystery; one was more of a serial killer in a small town," Aguirre Sacasa revealed. "There will definitely be a genre element that draws on a tradition of pulp and noir, and a few other genres. There will be an investigation aspect to the season and a mystery aspect to the season, and I’m sad to say that probably Dr. Curdle in the coroner’s office will still be in business next season."
Are you ready for a darker season of Riverdale?