Riverdale season 5: Will there a 5-year time jump in Riverdale?

Unfortunately for fans, Riverdale will not be airing a new episode this week on The CW and Netflix. The drama will instead return on Wednesday, April 29, in the US and then the following day for the rest of the world on the streaming service. Following the events of the musical episode, viewers are eager to see what happens next.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Riverdale season 4.

In last week’s (Thursday, April 16), episode, the show’s cast was performing music from cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) was left infuriated when principal Mr. Honey (Kerr Smith) said he wasn’t allowed to perform a song from the musical and so he gathered his fellow Riverdale High students in a peaceful protest.
The episode ended with the Core Four and Kevin standing on the roof of Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe singing a Hedwig song as the residents of Riverdale joined in.
But fans were still distracted from the drama which was previously shown before the moving musical moment.

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Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) had a row and so did Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes).
The group was supposed to be practicing as a band for the variety show but following the quarrels, only Archie and Betty turned up.
However, after singing a duet of Origins of Love, they ended up passionately kissing, to everyone’s surprise.
The kiss wasn’t just a one-off either as in another song, it seemed like the pair actually had feelings for each other.
Riverdale is based on the classic Archie Comics where a major storyline is the love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica.
Many fans have also been supporting the idea of Betty and Archie being together for years, so it did seem likely their friendship was going to turn into something more at some stage.

Will there a 5-year time jump in Riverdale?

Actor Skeet Ulrich, who plays Jughead’s dad FP Jones, announced earlier this year he would be leaving the show after four seasons.
He has been in the show since its first series, starting off as the leader of the Southside Serpents and eventually working his way up to the Riverdale’s sheriff.
According to Deadline, he will be featuring in a TV show called #FreeRayShawn and Tom Hanks movie Bios.
He is not the only one to be leaving the show after actress Marisol Nichols, who plays Veronica’s mother Hermione Lodge, revealed she would also be making her exit following the current season.

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This week, actor Ulrich has spoken to Australian breakfast show Today about leaving Riverdale for good.
During this interview, not only did he explain more about his reasons for going but also the future of the teen drama.
Ulrich said: “I love everybody to with that show, it’s the longest I’ve ever played one part, it’s the longest I’ve been with that group of people.
“I’m very fond of them all, I just creatively am ready to do other things and it just takes up ten months of our year and I was able to fit in a couple of films between the third and fourth season but I only had a week off in two years so I’m just ready to do other things.”

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He continued: “I know they [Riverdale writers] wanna take the show in a little bit of a different direction too and jump five years ahead so it just seemed like the right time to move on.”
At the end of season three and throughout the first half of series four, Riverdale showed flashforwards which made fans believe Jughead could be dead.
So following Betty and Archie’s kiss and the drama their romance is going to bring, could the show skip to five years in the future to show where all of the Core Four end up?
Riverdale season 4 continues on Thursday, April 30, on Netflix.

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