Riverdale, the teen drama TV series based on Archie Comics, is ending.
On Thursday, the showrunners announced that the seventh and final season of Riverdale will air sometime in 2023. Its sixth season began with a delayed mid-season premiere in March this year.
Archie Comics called the wrap-up “the end of an era” and thanked cast and crew members as well as fans for making the series a “sensation.”
The end of an era!
We’d like to thank @TheCW, the cast, the crew, and our fans for making #Riverdale the sensation it’s become!
Goodbyes are hard, but we’re so proud of the wild ride that is @CW_Riverdale!https://t.co/1Z58vxDPij#ArchieComics #TheCW @WriterRAS @RiverdaleWriter pic.twitter.com/sb8DLgKYbj
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 19, 2022
Every time a popular TV series ends, fans flock to social media to air out their sadness, but the case for Riverdale is a different one.
There’s little to no mourning here. If anything, viewers are breathing a sigh of relief, cheering, and thanking god that the show is “finally f*cking ending.”
RIVERDALE IS FINALLY FUCKING ENDING THANK GOD
— Keroppi mf (@fwoggie_) May 19, 2022
— JoeVanOh ❤️🔥🤙🏾 (@J_Vanors2015) May 19, 2022
Riverdale is cancelled??? They actually did it??
— megz (she/they) (@heyits_megz) May 19, 2022
just found out riverdale finally got cancelled i can sleep peacefully at night again
— emily’s house 🏠 | so proud of maisie! (@ysuftswift) May 19, 2022
They’re not just happy, but elated. Their prayers have been answered.
RIVERDALE IS FINALLY SETTING ME FREE THANK GOD IVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS pic.twitter.com/9mj1FJncef
— amelia🕷🕸 (@avmu15) May 19, 2022
Not one, several viewers are dubbing the dusk of Riverdale a “nature is healing” moment.
NATURE IS HEALING, WOKE UP TO THE RIVERDALE CANCELLATION
— C (@cgarci_) May 19, 2022
No more Riverdale? The earth is finally healing #Riverdale
— Emma Casey (@emma_casey301) May 19, 2022
Anyone keeping up with the show or the buzz around it also has reason to believe the cast members are probably glad it’s all done with.
no one is remotely sad for riverdale ending after seven season and I’m here for it 😂
— •|||||||• (@ashi_axx) May 19, 2022
There exist actual roundups of every single time a Riverdale star has implied or plainly stated that they can’t stand the show, or critiqued it for its cringy moments and lack of diversity.
the riverdale cast seeing the cancellation news pic.twitter.com/CNo7Pt2PCc
— ceo of kory (@korysverse) May 19, 2022
the Riverdale cast after hearing they were finally canceled:pic.twitter.com/tGCEIoYeAG
— Know that they’ll be loved (@Targ_Nation) May 19, 2022
The show was filmed in Vancouver, BC, where the stars stayed long enough to immerse themselves in the culture. Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica, even made a cheeky video about Vancouver girls, and cast members performed as a band in March.
Cole Sprouse, Riverdale’s Jughead, also recently collaborated with Canada Goose and shot their spring collection.