Riverdale season 3 is coming to Netflix exclusively in many corners of the world but will also be coming to Netflix in the United States shortly after its finale too. We’ve got everything you need to know about when you’ll be streaming season 3 of Riverdale on Netflix plus some extra titbits about the new season too. Here’s the season 3 release schedule for The CW’s Riverdale in 2019.
As of the time of the updated publishing, the series is now in its mid-season break over Christmas. This article has been updated to reflect that.
What to expect from season 3 of Riverdale?
In case you missed it, Riverdale has quickly become the biggest show around. Its popularity has spiked through the roof since the first season released and season 2 pushed its popularity through the stratosphere. As a result, coverage of season 3 has been plentiful.
Production has begun and has quite a quick turnaround to be ready for its fall release date on The CW. It’s once again expected to have 22-episodes and the majority of the cast will return. There are questions about whether Archie will get out of prison, new romances in the air and it’s likely a new mystery will take hold as Black Hood has finally been revealed.
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Let’s start off with when it’ll start airing on its home channel. New episodes are scheduled to start airing on The CW from October 10th, 2018. That means new episodes air on Wednesdays. The release date is almost exactly the same as season 2.
When will Riverdale season 3 be on Netflix in the US?
The United States gets the new season slightly after the finale is finished. Given its running on roughly the same release schedule as season 2, that means the series is likely due to wrap up in the middle of May 2019.
The CW’s contract with Netflix in the US brings new titles (and will continue to in 2019) anywhere from a week up to three weeks after the finale airs to Netflix. That would suggest that season 3 of Riverdale will be on Netflix US by the end of May 2019 possibly even spilling into June 2019.
Can’t wait until next year for its Netflix release but don’t have cable? Your best bet will be through The CW application and website. Its free but is ad-supported. Hulu won’t be showing Riverdale this year.
Riverdale Netflix Original Release Schedule
Riverdale is actually a Netflix Original in most regions outside of the United States. For those in these regions, you’ll once again be getting weekly episodes dropped on Netflix. The first episode will drop on October 11th, 2018 with new episodes coming every Thursday thereafter.
There was a midseason break for Thanksgiving and the show is now scheduled to return on January 17th meaning Netflix will get episode 9 of Riverdale on January 18th.
What time do new episodes of Riverdale come to Netflix?
Netflix typically adds its content in the early AM of GMT time. For those in Australia, you’ll have to wait until the evening. For those in Canada, you’ll get new episodes anywhere between 12 am to 3 am depending on your timezone.
Which countries are included?
Regions that’ll get weekly episodes of Riverdale season 3 includes but is certainly not limited to:
- Mainland Europe
- The United Kingdom
- South America
If we’ve missed your region, check on the Netflix app and if the cover art includes the Netflix logo, you’ll be getting weekly episodes.
There you have it, there’s when you’ll be streaming season 3 of Riverdale on Netflix. Are you looking forward to the new season? Let us know in the comments below.