When will Season 6 of ‘Riverdale’ be on Netflix?

Riverdale season 6 continues to drop weekly on Netflix internationally before coming to Netflix US this summer.

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Riverdale Season 6 – Picture: The CW

Riverdale season 6 is coming to Netflix around the world, but when it arrives depends on where you live. If you’re outside the US, you’ve been getting weekly episode drops with new episodes arriving on Netflix on Mondays. The US has a bit longer to wait. Here’s a complete rundown of when Riverdale season 6 will be streaming on Netflix.

The long-running show from The CW is the show everyone loves to hate. Adapting the Archie comics, the series continues to be one of the network’s best performers and continues to perform well on Netflix too.

Season 5 of Riverdale only wrapped up on The CW in early October 2021 due to filming delays caused by the global pandemic. That means those in the United States still currently don’t have access to season 5.

As you may have heard, season 6 is set to be the penultimate season with season 7 set to be the final season of the show. No details on episode count for the final season have been announced as of yet and the release is expected to be in 2023. It will, like all previous seasons, come to Netflix.


Netflix’s Sabrina Spellman will star in Riverdale season 6

It’s been a long time coming given that both Riverdale and Sabrina both come from the same source within the Archie comics universe. Katy Keane also exists in the same universe but isn’t present on Netflix.

Kiernan Shipka confirmed on October 8th that she’d be reprising her role as Sabrina Spellman.

The announcement came alongside the tease: “from Greendale to Riverdale.”

Shipka headlined the Netflix Original series (which was produced by Warner Brothers Television which is why she’s able to appear in Riverdale) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which ran for four seasons.

Her character will appear in a crossover that took place in the fourth episode.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Picture: Netflix

For fans of the Netflix show, you’ll know things didn’t work out too well for Sabrina so how exactly she comes to reprise her role in Riverdale is yet to be seen.

The official Netflix synopsis for the sixth season is:

“Darkness knows no limits as Archie, Betty, Cheryl, Veronica and Jughead face a new season of uncertainty in their humble-yet-haunting hometown.”


Riverdale Season 6 Releasing Weekly on Netflix Outside the United States

For those outside the United States, once again you’ll be getting episodes of Riverdale season 6 weekly the day after it airs on The CW.

New episodes air Tuesdays before dropping on Netflix at 8:00 AM GMT in every region outside the United States. That includes Netflix Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East.

It’s worth noting that after episode 5, the series will go on a few months long hiatus before returning on March 21st.

Episode Number The CW Air Date Netflix Release Date
Episode 1 – Welcome to Riverdale November 16th November 17th
Episode 2 – Ghost Stories November 23rd November 24th
Episode 3 – Mr. Cypher November 30th December 1st
Episode 4 – The Witching Hour(s) December 7th December 8th
Episode 5 – The Jughead Paradox December 14th December 15th
Episode 6 – Unbelievable March 20th, 2022 March 21st
Episode 7 – Death At a Funeral March 27th March 28th
Episode 8 – The Town April 3rd April 4th
Episode 9 – The Serpent Queen’s Gambit April 10th April 11th
Episode 10 – Folk Heroes April 17th April 18th
Episode 11 – Angels in America April 24th April 25th
Episode 12 – In the Fog May 1st May 2nd
Episode 13 – Ex-Libris May 8th May 9th
Episode 14 – Venomous May 15th May 16th
Episode 15 – Things That Go Bump in the Night May 22nd May 23rd
Episode 16 – Blue Collar May 29th May 30th
Episode 17 – Chapter One Hundred and Twelve: American Psychos June 12th June 13th
Episode 18 – Chapter One Hundred and Thirteen: Biblical June 26th June 27th
Episode 19 – TBD July 10th July 11th
Episode 20 – TBD July 17th* July 18th*
Episode 21 – TBD July 24th* July 25th*
Episode 22 – TBD July 31st* August 1st*

Note: this table expects there to be 22 episodes available for season 6 and those marked with asterisks are yet to be officially set

We should also note that not all regions are included in this weekly schedule. For those in Latin America, you will have to wait until next year before season 6 hits. Season 5 only just touched down on Netflix Brazil recently according to JustWatch. This extends to Netflix Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

Netflix in South Africa and Spain are still yet to receive season 5 of Riverdale as of February 2022.


When will season 6 of Riverdale be on Netflix in the United States?

The United States is always one of the last to receive new seasons of Riverdale. Your best bet of watching season 6 early is to catch it live or watch via The CW’s app.

Netflix US receives the show as part of a legacy deal with The CW whereby shows come to Netflix around a week or so after the finale airs.

Given the 22-episode episode schedule, as outlined above, we’re not expecting Riverdale season 6 to be on Netflix US until August 9th, 2022. This date is subject to change and could be a few days on either side but for now, you can expect Riverdale season 6 in August 2022.

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Riverdale S6 Timetable – Picture: The CW

Will you be checking out Riverdale season 6 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.