Here’s When ‘Riverdale’ Is Officially Coming Back for Season 3
Just over two months after Riverdale was renewed for Season 3, the CW has given it an official premiere date.
After leaving fans in suspense with a shocking Season 2 finale, the buzzy teen drama will return Wednesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Specifics surrounding the show's next chapter remain sparse, though series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has let a few details slip.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said that Season 3, much like Riverdale's first two installments, will include a "high genre element."
"That's what the show is. It's not just about the Archie characters," he explained. "It's the Archie characters put into a specific genre, and we see how they relate and survive and adapt."
And while speaking with Deadline, he shared that it may dig into more of Riverdale's history, including why the town seems to be so plagued by crime.
"We’re going to examine different kinds of pulp and noir," he said. "So if it feels like Riverdale is a place where people are getting killed all the time, maybe we find out that that’s not a coincidence. Maybe in Season 3, that’s actually part of a bigger pattern and a bigger unspoken history."
Elsewhere, he teased the arrival of Jughead's mom and sister, Gladys and Jellybean Jones, and concluded that, for as much as Riverdale ramps up its twists, it will always stay centered around the relationships that have long driven the Archie franchise.
"We are going to have the gonzo, crazy, heightened story and plot twists and turns that people appreciate about Riverdale, sure," he continued. "But I’ll tell you we’re also really going to keep our eye on the prize, which is the friendships and the romances."
Mark your calendars, Riverdale fans! October is coming sooner than you think.