Get ready, Riverdale fans, because the show may be getting another spinoff series! Yep, Mark Pedowitz, who is the chairman and CEO of CW, just told Deadline that when Rivderdale comes to an end one day down the road, its creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is already planning to continue the story with a new spinoff show.
“I do know that he’s thinking long term on how to continue the Riverdale situation,” he explained to the outlet, adding that he hasn’t seen the script for it just yet but that it would most likely focus on one of the show’s four main characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge or Jughead Jones.
Have There Been Any ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Series So Far?
As fans know, this wouldn’t be the first Riverdale spinoff series, since there’s actually two out there already — Katy Keene and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Katy Keene, which starred Lucy Hale, was about a group of friends who were trying to make it in the big city. It had a brief crossover with Riverdale, when some of Riverdale‘s characters went to visit Katy in New York City during one episode. Unfortunately, it was canceled after one season.
As for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, that show just came to an end after four epic seasons on the air. Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood and more big stars made up the cast, and we’re seriously so sad to see it go. It took place in the same universe as Riverdale, and although they mentioned the town here and there, there was never a crossover between the two shows since they took place during different time frames.
What Do We Know About ‘Riverdale’s Upcoming Fifth Season
Riverdale‘s fifth season will premiere at 8 P.M. EST/PST on January 20, 2021 — which means we’re just hours away now from a brand new episode! And the cast and crew have already shared so many details about what we can expect from the fifth season. Get this, you guys — we’re going to watch the squad go to prom and graduate from high school, and then the show is going to make a major time jump.
“Season 5 we’re actually doing, I believe, a seven-year time jump into the future so we’re not going to be teenagers anymore. I’m really psyched about it,” Lili Reinhart revealed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. “I think it’ll be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto, our showrunner, was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp.’ You know, we’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”
Madelaine Petsch also explained during a Q&A, “We’re going to skip the time our characters would be in college. It will allow for the story to be more relationship driven, rather than if they went to college in the show, it would become this messy situation of trying to go to different colleges to see characters. Whose to say what that means for your favorite relationships. Five years is a long time, I’ve never had a five year relationship. I guess we’ll find out.”
When Is ‘Riverdale’ Going To End?
OK, so they may already be making plans for when Riverdale comes to an end, but everyone can breathe a sigh of relief because no, Season 5 is not going to be the last season of Riverdale! Yep, fans can actually expect the show to last for a long time. KJ Apa told Los Angeles Times back in March 2020 that he’ll be working on the show for the “next three years.”
What Other Shows Does Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Have Planned?
And it turns out, Riverdale is not the only thing that Aguirre-Sacasa is working on. He’s got a bunch of new shows in the works, including a Pretty Little Liars spinoff show called Original Sin! Wondering what will go down in the new show? Well, it’s set 20 years after the events in the first series took place, and a new “A” is going to torment a new set of girls. Here’s the official description:
“Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago… as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-RAGE, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe—in a brand new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.”
He’s also making a new series called The Brides, which is described by Deadline as, “A sexy, contemporary reimagining of the Dracula saga as a family drama with a trio of powerful, diverse female leads. With strong horror elements, The Brides is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy—and their non-traditional family.”
His final series in the works is called The Shelley Society. This show is reportedly going to be a “mash-up of gothic horror and teen romance.” We can’t wait!