Riverdale Season 5 Gets a 7 Year Time Jump

Riverdale, The CW
Photo Credit: The CW

Those crazy Riverdale teens won’t be teens anymore when The CW’s hit show returns for its fifth season.

Actress Lili Reinhart, who portrays Betty Cooper, dropped by The Tonight Show and revealed the news to Jimmy Fallon.

“So, we’re taking the first few episodes to finish Season 4, technically, and then Season 5 we’re actually doing a, I believe, 7-year time jump into the future,” Reinhart told Fallon. “We’re not going to be teenagers anymore.”

“I’m really psyched about it. I think it will be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] our showrunner was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp.’ We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.”

What do you think of Riverdale’s fifth season having a time jump? Are you excited for it? Is it long overdue? Which character do you think the time jump will help most: Archie (K.J. Apa), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty, Cheryl (Madalaine Petsch) or a different character?

Let us know in the comments below after watching the clip!

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