Riverdale season 3: Release date, trailer, cast and more revealed

Good news for Riverdale fans.

The show, which came to a dramatic end in May, is due to return this month.

Riverdale’s Season three return date was announced during San Diego Comic-Con as the cast unveiled the first official trailer.

During the second season of Riverdale, viewers learned who the second Black Hood was and saw Archie (KJ Apa) unexpectedly hauled off by police. The cliff-hanger ending set the tone for what’s to come when the show returns and left fans eager to dive right into the drama.

Riverdale will be returning to The CW for season three sooner than some fans may have expected

When is Riverdale back on TV?

The third season of Riverdale will premiere on the CW on Wednesday, October 10 at 8pm ET.

Riverdale Season 3 trailer

An official trailer for Riverdale Season three was released during San Diego Comic-Con. The trailer is nearly three minutes long and teases some major changes ahead.

Per the clip, the upcoming season will focus on Archie’s murder trial but there will be plenty more drama to enjoy.

The trailer has been viewed more than 500,000 times since it was released in July.

The network has since released a 30 second teaser for the upcoming season of the show. The overriding theme in the video is survival, suggesting things are going to get crazy when Riverdale returns to the CW.

As the clip ends, Jughead can be heard screaming: ‘Help! Somebody, help!’

Fans should also note that it appears Archie’s been branded with a Southside Serpents tattoo. We’ll just have to wait and see when, how and why he got it. 

When is season 3 of Riverdale on Netflix?

The second season of Riverdale was added to Netflix’s immense library shortly after the season ended on The CW, meaning fans can likely expect the same timeline with season three. The show returns in October and will most likely be over in May 2019.

Who are the Black Hoods in Riverdale?

During season two episode 21 of Riverdale, viewers learned that Hal (Lochlyn Munro) is the Black Hood. He confessed the truth during a conversation with Alice (Madchen Amick) and Betty (Lili Reinhart).

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Riverdale plot

Riverdale is a teen drama series based loosely off the Archie Comics. The series, which airs on The CW, follows Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and others as they uncover the darkness lurking beneath the surface of the small town they live in.

Speaking with TV Line about what’s to come when Riverdale returns, KJ Apa and Cole revealed that a lot of the plot will be based off what happened in the season two finale. 

KJ said: ‘I think the last episode, if I were to describe it in one way, it would be tragic — for one person (Archie) in particular in the show, but for everyone, ultimately.’

‘Jughead’s made a lot of enemies,’ Cole added.

In the same interview, Camila Mendes who plays Veronica on the CW show, revealed that ‘the lead-up from everything that’s been happening between Archie and Hiram, their relationship’ is going to be key moving forward. 

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted a comic depicting Archie in court along with the title of the season three premiere, Labor Day.

And so Season 3 of #Riverdale begins! Thrilled & honored to get to tell more stories w/this incredible cast & crew! pic.twitter.com/6B47Ohodau

— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) June 27, 2018

Archie’s expected to do some time behind bars, but before he does he’ll spend a warm day down by the river with friends

As for what else to expect from the upcoming season, Roberto previously said viewers should ‘look back at episode seven of this season [two]…’ 

There’s no telling what will happen when Riverdale returns, sscasn [sscasn2024.com] but expect to see a lot more of once ancillary characters. 

Roberto told Deadline: ‘one idea is that we might shift the focus around on different characters, some of our supporting players as well to kind of tell a tapestry of what life is like’. 

He didn’t indicate which characters will be thrust into the spotlight, but viewers can expect to see more of Reggie (Charles Melton) and Toni (Vanessa Morgan). 

Riverdale awards

In addition to be extremely popular with viewers, Riverdale and its stars are frequent winners at award shows.

The CW series swept the competition during Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards, winning in several categories including choice drama TV show, choice drama TV actor, choice drama TV actress, choice TV villain, choice breakout TV star, choice TV ship, choice lip lock and other awards.

Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were all the talk of the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, especially after an adorable picture of them, perfectly photobombed by co-star KJ Apa, hit the web.


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