With Riverdale’s Season 5 coming up next week on Netflix, is there a new spin-off on the agenda, despite the failure of Katy Keene, who was canceled after a 13-episode season? It seems that the CW who broadcasts the series in the US has not given up the idea of expanding Archie’s universe : a new spin-off series would be well under consideration.
On January 21st, you’ll finally be able to find Riverdale on Netflix since season 5 starts after an eight-month break. In January 2020, the CW launched the first spin-off of the show centered on the character of Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) with also Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray). A series, available in France on Salto, which did not fascinate the Americans: in July, we learned that Katy Keene would not be entitled to a season 2. While a character from the spin-off will make an appearance in episode 1 of season 5 of Riverdale, the program’s bosses haven’t given up hope of seeing the universe expand.
Another Riverdale spin-off is on the horizon
CW President Mark Pedowitz announced the news that a second Riverdale spin-off may be on the horizon. For now, the project is not concrete but the boss of the channel revealed that he spoke with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (creator of Riverdale but also of Sabrina’s New Adventures, and who also works on the reboots of Pretty Little Liars and True Blood) to think about a new series derived from the adventures of Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse). For the moment, we don’t know what this possible future spin-off could talk about but with comics, the Riverdale team is not short of material to develop this universe.
No end before long for Riverdale?
As Deadline reports, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wouldn’t want Riverdale to end soon. “I know he’s thinking long term to continue Riverdale,” Pedowitz said. Despite some frankly borderline intrigue, it looks like the network is not going to let go of the series any time soon and it’s the fans who will be happy. Hopefully, the leap in time that will bring changes like a husband for Veronica or a new job for Betty will bring a breath of fresh air to the series.