Riverdale Season 3: release date, cast, trailers and plot hints

The glossy teen-drama is back for for round 3

We might be only halfway through the second season of hit teen-drama-cum-murder-mystery Riverdale, but it’s time to look ahead to the future, and whether there will be a third series. With the runaway success of the show, its army of fans will be keeping their ears to the ground for any information about the next season. Here’s what we know so far.

Is there going to be a third season of Riverdale?

Yes! The CW confirmed (via Deadline) that the teen-drama would be back for a third season with the stars taking to their social media accounts to confirm the news. Skeet Ulrich (who plays FP Jones) also confirmed at RiverCon that shooting is set to begin in July.

And the cast seem to be locked in for the long run – when speaking to NME Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge, told us: “I think I could play her [Veronica] forever – all good things must come to and end, but Veronica is now…it’s not hard for me to put her on.”

When will the third season be released?

If the third season is confirmed, it’s likely to premier around the same time as season two – so October.

Are there any trailers for season three?

Not yet.

Have they started filming yet?

The team are still filming season two of the series, so there’s still a way to go until filming the following season.

Which characters will appear in season three of Riverdale?

With the murders in the town of Riverdale, it could be a case of whoever is standing at the end of season two; but it looks likely that the core four (Lili Reinhart (Betty), Camila Mendes (Veronica), Cole Sprouse (Jughead) and KJ Apa (Archie) will return.

Speaking to NME Madelaine Petsch who plays fan favourite Cheryl Blossom revealed she didn’t know how long she would be playing the character for, saying: “I love playing Cheryl and it’s never boring, like I’m always doing something interesting on the show. I’m constantly feeling artistically fulfilled…I don’t know about a timeframe, but I’m very happy doing it.” The star has since confirmed she’ll be returning for the next season on Instagram.