Riverdale is returning for one last rodeo with a seventh and final season. Beginning its life in 2017, season 7 will be the final season of the Archie Comics adaptation. It will be coming to Netflix around the globe in 2023, with some regions receiving the show weekly and others much later in the year.
With over 100 episodes, Riverdale has been one of the biggest shows on The CW over the past six years. The drama mystery has certainly had some highs and lows, but now its time is coming to an end.
Mark Pedowitz, the chairman and CEO of The CW, said, “we will treat the show in the manner it deserves…. We want to make sure it goes out the right way.”
It’s still unclear how many episodes season 7 will consist of, but given prior years, we’d expect it to be somewhere between 19 and 22. We know that the series begins airing on The CW on March 29th and wraps up on August 23rd, 2023.
So, let’s get into when season 7 of Riverdale will release on Netflix:
Note: this article will be updated over time to reflect changing information.
When will Riverdale Season 7 be on Netflix in the United States?
Riverdale still comes to Netflix as part of a legacy deal first struck a decade ago. That deal meant all output from The CW came to Netflix following the season’s finale.
Where we used to get a dozen new shows every year on Netflix from The CW, that number has dwindled dramatically. We won’t go into detail here, but The CW’s format will shift dramatically in the coming years. Since 2019, Netflix hasn’t had access to newer shows (except All American: Homecoming).
With a later start date and another long season, don’t expect season 7 to arrive in the summer as season 6 did.
Instead, with the show due to currently wrap on August 23rd, 2023, we’d expect season 7 of Riverdale to be on Netflix US between late August 2023 and September 2023.
When will Riverdale Season 7 be on Netflix Internationally?
In most regions of Netflix, you’ve been treated to weekly episodes of Riverdale, all 6 of the past seasons. That’s been the case for most Netflix regions since season 1. That’s now confirmed to be the case for Riverdale season 7 too.
As confirmed by Netflix France, new episodes will air on The CW on Wednesday nights and then arrive on Netflix internationally at 8 AM GMT every Thursday starting from March 30th, 2023.
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR) February 10, 2023
There are a few exceptions to this weekly schedule. Notably, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, and Spain get seasons much later than even the United States. You won’t be seeing season 7 of Riverdale until at least 2024.
When will Riverdale leave Netflix?
We’ll cover this more in-depth once the show eventually comes to a close, but it’s safe to say that Riverdale won’t leave Netflix for the foreseeable future.
In the US, we’d expect the show to leave around 2028, while elsewhere, we’d expect the show to leave Netflix internationally much sooner.
While waiting for season 7 of Riverdale, we recommend checking out Look Both Ways, a new Netflix movie starring Lili Reinhart.
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