Riverdale Season 5 is finally here, which means the time jump is just around the corner. But when can fans expect the big jump? Here’s everything viewers need to know about the next few episodes.
Cole Sprous reveals when the jump in Riverdale season 5 will happen
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After Riverdale The finale of season 4, creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the time jump in season 5. However, the fourth season was interrupted when production was stopped early amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). So that Riverdale the team chose to complete its storylines as planned before continuing with the leap of time.
“The only thing we stopped at was that instead of jumping between season 4 and 5, we thought things like proms and things like graduation [are important]Aguire-Sakasa told Entertainment Tonight in May 2020. “After spending four years with these characters in high school, you don’t want to lose that. So, the first three episodes back are kind of a direct sequel. “
He later added: “Jumps in time usually happen between seasons. But this is an exceptional year and these are extraordinary circumstances. So we’re trying to figure out if we’re making a leap in time, how fast we can do it. “
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In front of Riverdale Season 5 premieres Cole Spruce (played by Jaghead Jones) revealing when the time jump will happen and for how long.
“We have a big leap in time,” Sprous said The show tonight featuring Jimmy Fallon. “We had to stop, obviously, because of the blocking of COVID in the last three episodes of last season. So, the first three episodes of this new season complete these. Then in episode 4 we make a big jump in time. “
He continued: “We all leave Riverdale at the end of episode 3 and return seven years later. So I can actually play, roughly, at my age, which is wonderful. “
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What to expect from Betty, Archie, Veronica and Jaghead after the jump in Riverdale season 5 season
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While the beginning of Riverdale Season 5 will say goodbye to high school, the seven-year jump means that there will be many changes after the third episode. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in January 2021, KJ Apa (who plays Archie Andrews) teases what’s going on with Core Four.
On the one hand, Veronica Lodge (Camilla Mendes) is married to a “jealous guy” named Chad Gecko (Chris Mason). Meanwhile, Betty Cooper (Lily Reinhart) is apparently with the FBI. “I, uh, don’t know how she did that,” Apa said.
The actor also revealed that Jughead became an author and a “somewhat homeless” drunkard. “It’s Jughead – I believe he’s an author and drunk and somewhat homeless after the leap of time,” Apa said. “I’m exaggerating a bit, but I’m technically right.”
Meanwhile, when speaking to TVLine, Apa confirmed that Archie was joining the army after graduation. But he returns to Riverdale after learning what Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) is doing with the city.
“[Archie] finds that the city is on the verge of becoming a ghost town, thanks to Hiram, ”said Apa. “So he argues with the whole team and they find ways to revive the city.”
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The actor shared that the best way to revive the city is through Riverdale High. Then in the above interview for Entertainment Tonight Apa revealed that the characters will become teachers at the school.
“The leap in time will be a catalyst for what brings us back to Riverdale and we all become teachers in Riverdale High,” he said.
It is clear that a lot happens after the leap of time Riverdale Season 5. However, Apa promised fans that the show will remain basically the same.
“Although there is now a certain level of maturity of the characters, it still is Riverdale, ”Said Apa. “There is still a lot of drama. But at the end of the day, it’s not as if he’s somehow old. “
Riverdale Season 5 airs on Wednesday night on the CW.