The Archie comic adaptation, ‘Riverdale’, became an instant hit when it came out. The first two seasons were subjects of critical praise and love from audiences around the world. The series, which was originally planned as a movie by Warner Bros, follows the adventures of Archibald Andrews, a high school football player, in his hometown of Riverdale as he discovers the diabolic in the darkness.
Soon after its premiere, ‘Riverdale’ quikcly became one of the right rated shows on tv. On IMDb, the show enjoys a good rating of 7.2/10. Meanwhile, on Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Riverdale’ enjoys an overall Tomatometer score of 86%, with the critics consensus about Season 3 reading, “Suspend your disbelief and hold on to your beanie: Season 3 of Riverdale is off the rails, and delightfully so.” Yet, that’s not all. ‘Riverdale’ also has many awards to its name, including multiple Saturn Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.
In spite of being a relatively new show, ‘Riverdale’ has managed to impress millions and here’s everything you need to know about Riverdale Season 4.
Riverdale Cast: Who is in it?
The core characters of the show are Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart). Notable supporting actors and actresses include Marisol Nichols as Veronica’s mother, Hermione Lodge, Madeleine Petsch as the wealthy and manipulative Cheryl Blossom, and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, the lead singer of the band Josie and the Pussy Cats.
Season 4 will see Juan Riedinger join the cast as Dodger, is said to be Archie’s nemesis.
Interestingly, while the cast has been generally praised, the stereotyping of Cheryl Blossom’s character has received flak from commentators. Many love the character and feel she is hard done by. Allegations of character-troping have been thrown about. Many are hoping the her character will receive better treatment in the fourth season.
Riverdale Plot: What is it about?
Season 3 of ‘Riverdale’ saw gut-wrenching twists and the storyline of the fourth season will continue from where Season 3 left off. The first season, which had 13 episodes in total, was a huge success and certainly set the tone for the series. The neo-noir elements of the show, coupled with its taut storyline, gave the show a unique atmospheric feel which, to a large extent, explains why the show proved to be wildly popular. Another reason for the show’s popularity among the teen population was its ability to portray adolescence in a manner which captured both the highs and lows of being an adolescent.
The show essentially revolves around Archie and his friends, and over the seasons, has presented viewers with interesting mysteries that are at the same time odd, eerie, and enticing. Along with these elements, ‘Riverdale’ also has plenty of adolescent melodrama, and if you happen to be in that age group or want to reminisce about it, you are bound to get hooked.
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In Season 3, we see that a mass seizure strikes the Riverdale vixen squad but spares Cheryl who can be seen asking Toni to move in. Hiram is planning to shut down Riverdale High and Veronica learns about this and the fact that drugs have been pouring in from the prison that Hiram is overseeing the construction of. We also see Jughead and Archie meeting up with Gladys and Jellybean, and learning about Hiram’s intention to take over the town. Subsequently, Archie takes it upon himself to put an end to Hiram’s sinister plans. Further drama unfolds when the RROTC is brought in to prevent Riverdale’s closing down but the town has already shut down when they arrive.
Season 4 is expected to pick up from where Season 3 ends and already, some details have been made public. As per reports, Season 4 will see the introduction of Dodger, who will act as Archie’s nemesis in the season. Beyond this, not much is known about the plot of Season 4, but if earlier seasons are anything to go by, we can be sure that it will be a blast.
Riverdale Season 4 Release Date: When is it coming out?
‘Riverdale’ Season 3, consisting of 22 episodes, premiered on October 10, 2018 and ran till May 15, 2019. Interestingly, The CW, which airs the show, did not wait around for the end of Season 3 to announce Season 4. The renewal announcement, much to the delight of fans, came in January 2019. During the announcement, which also included renewal announcements for shows like ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’, The CW president Mark Pedowitz said, “The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning. These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”
‘Riverdale’ Season 4 is slated to premiere on October 9, 2019 on CW. The first episode will be available on Netflix on the next day, i.e. October 10, 2019. Season 4, like Season 3, would consist of 22 episodes. If you are planning to binge the entire show in one go on Netflix, then you might have to wait till May, 2020 when the show ends.
Here’s the trailer for Season 4 of ‘Riverdale’ to get you excited.
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