Riverdale Ending After Season 7 at The CW
The CW has announced that their hit series Riverdale will officially end after season 7. The series was just renewed this past March and the season, which is set to premiere next year will now mark the end of the series. In March, other series that got a renewal from the network include Superman & Lois, All American, The Flash, Walker, Kung Fu, and Nancy Drew.
The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz commented on the end of the series, saying:
“I am a big believer in attempting to give series that have had long runs an appropriate sendoff. We had a long conversation with [exec producer] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday, who is thrilled by this news, and we will treat the show in the manner it deserves… We want to make sure it goes out the right way.
I think they, too, felt that seven years is the right amount. As a fan myself, I do want to do what is right for the show.”
The network has announced previous cancellations already this year. Batwoman was canceled after 3 seasons on the network, and after 7 seasons on the network, DC‘s Legends of Tomorrow was canceled. Other series also canceled were Charmed, Dynasty, Legacies, Naomi, and Roswell, New Mexico.
While not much is known as to why so many series have gotten the ax from the network, rumors have indicated that it could be related to the network’s possible sale. This January, The CW was reportedly “exploring strategic opportunities,” which included the possible sale of the network. Whether this is the case, the network has not stopped exploring possible future projects such as Gotham Knights which will adapt the DC comic series with characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
Stay tuned as more information on the network and what awaits the Archie-inspired series during its final season is revealed in the future.
Source: TV Line