From serial killer genes to parallel universes, no one can ever call Riverdale boring. But all rides must ultimately come to an end, no matter how wild the journey.

Riverdale’s journey will end with season 7. 

The news comes after a dramatic gutting of The CW’s lineup. (The network canceled enough shows to cut their original scripted programming slate in half.) Riverdale escaped the initial culling which axed Charmed and Naomi, among others. But we now know the upcoming season will be the show’s last.

CW boss Mark Pedowitz described a seven season run for Riverdale as “the right amount” of the show. He added that the decision to end the series was made with series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

“I am a big believer of giving series that have had a long run an appropriate send-off. We had a long conversation with Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday and he is thrilled with the decision,” Pedowitz said. “We are going to treat the show in the manner it deserves. It’s been an iconic pop culture star and we want to make sure that it goes out the right way.”

Riverdale first launched on The CW in 2017. The series brings together characters from Archie Comics, including the central cast of KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.

The final season of Riverdale will air midseason in 2023.

So, what do you think about the wild ride of Riverdale coming to an end? What do you want to see the show do in the final season? Let us know in the comments below.

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