Riverdale Season 2 Netflix Release Schedule (US & UK)

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Season 2 of Riverdale is coming to Netflix and we have all the information you need about when the new season will drop on Netflix. The release schedule varies from region to region so we’ll cover each below. 

Riverdale becomes a hit sensation throughout the first season as it successfully adapted the old archive comic strip into an instantly watchable and addicting CW series. The first season came to Netflix quickly and promptly with new episodes being added a day after they air in some regions and coming much earlier to other regions.

Not much is known about the second season except that Ross Butler has left the show after commitments with 13 Reasons Why and has been released with Charles Melton.

Season 2 has recently been confirmed with a much earlier release date than usual meaning most people will have only a few months until we start getting new episodes. The first episode is scheduled to arrive on October 11th, 2017 and the UK and Australia will be getting new episodes weekly and the US will be getting the complete season added soon after.

Netflix UK/Australian Riverdale S2 Schedule

Please note: we’ve made two assumptions here. One is that there’ll be 13 episodes (the number the first season had) and also we assume that the show doesn’t get split into two halves. The first season didn’t get split but given that the show will be crossing through the Christmas period, it is a possibility.

Episode Number The CW Release Date Netflix Release Date
Episode 01 October 11th, 2017 October 12th, 2017
Episode 02 October 18th, 2017 October 19th, 2017
Episode 03 October 25th, 2017 October 26th, 2017
Episode 04 November 1st, 2017 November 2nd, 2017
Episode 05 November 8th, 2017 November 9th, 2017
Episode 06 November 15th, 2017 November 16th, 2017
Episode 07 November 22nd, 2017 November 23rd, 2017
Episode 08 November 29th, 2017 November 30th, 2017
Episode 09 December 6th, 2017 December 7th, 2017
Episode 10 December 13th, 2017 December 14th, 2017
Episode 11 December 20th, 2017 December 21st, 2017
Episode 12 December 27th, 2017 December 28th, 2017
Episode 13 January 3rd, 2017 January 4th, 2017


We’ll be keeping this table up-to-date as time goes on and we discover new details so keep it bookmarked.

Riverdale Season 2 Netflix US Release Date

Although Netflix in the United States won’t be getting weekly episodes like quite a few other Netflix regions, it will be getting it earlier than shows from say shows from ABC or NBC. This is because of an exclusive relationship between Netflix and The CW where new shows are bought exclusively to Netflix around 7-8 days after the show wraps up.

In the case of season 1, the season finale aired on May 11th, 2017 and came to Netflix on May 19th, 2017. Given the release schedule above and assumming there’s no midseason break and the same amount of episodes, that means we’ll see season 2 of Riverdale arrive in mid-January 2018.

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