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The Creator Of Riverdale Wasn't Surprised The CW Stopped Airing The Series

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of the Riverdale television series, says he wasn't shocked to learn of the show's cancellation

In an interview with TVLine, Aguirre-Sacasa explained that the decision to stop Riverdale after Season 7 "came out of negotiations with the studio, The CW, and [CEO] Mark Pedowitz." "Despite not being informed at the time that Season 7 would be our last, I believe we all had a sneaking suspicion that it would be. It was bittersweet when Mark and I discussed it."


Despite this, Aguirre-Sacasa emphasized that the cast and crew were happy with the show's tenure and that they were in the middle of writing the impending Season 6 finale when they received the call telling them of its demise. The sixth season of Riverdale is currently airing. The CW's Archie-inspired sitcom, along with All American, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, and Walker, were all announced to be getting a Season 7 renewal in March. However, it was made known in May that Riverdale's seventh season will be it is final. The CW is expected to air it sometime in early 2023.

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Pedowitz remarked on Riverdale's finale: "I firmly believe in giving long-running television programs a fitting sendoff. We want to ensure that [Riverdale] ends successfully." Cast and crew members were aware that Riverdale will end after Season 7, as Aguirre-Sacasa stated. Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, stated in December 2021 that although there was a chance the drama would be renewed for another season, it was most likely the show's final one. Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones, declared in April of this year that he and most of his co-stars were prepared to "wrap [the series] up with a bow" and begin work on other endeavors.


"I didn't contribute to the creation of [Riverdale]. Actually, I have no creative authority "admitted Sprouse. We arrive, frequently get the scripts the day of the shoot, and are asked to shoot. In addition to the Arrowverse programs Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman, as well as the non-Arrowverse program and CW newbie Naomi, which was canceled after just one season, Riverdale joins a lengthy line of comic book-based shows that had lately been canceled on The CW. The longest-running of the three, Legends, has seven seasons to its credit while Batwoman had only three. Pedowitz has maintained that The CW is "staying in the superhero business" despite these cancellations. Source: TVLine

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