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'Riverdale' Boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Teases Cliffhanger On Tonight's Season Finale

'Riverdale' Boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Teases Cliffhanger On Tonight's Season Finale

Riverdale season four is coming to an end early tonight (May 6)!

The CW series’ finale lands on the 19th episode, out of 22, due to production being shut down because of the pandemic.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa opened up about making this episode the finale, the episode’s cliffhanger, and where it will pick up next season.

“We had gotten through shooting more than half of episode 20, which is our big prom episode, [before production shut down],” Roberto told ET. “When it became clear that we weren’t gonna be able to finish the season, the first thing I kind of did was look at episode 20 to see if we could cobble together an episode from that.”

“And though we actually shot the prom, where a lot of dramatic stuff happened, there were so many emotional scenes with Archie and Veronica and Jughead and Betty that it felt like we just couldn’t quite do it,” he added.

Roberto shared that after watching a first cut of the episode, “It felt like we could definitely treat 19 as our finale and then senior prom would be our season premiere next year.”

“It has a really disturbing, kind of, gruesome cliffhanger,” he continued, before praising Mädchen Amick, who made her directorial debut with the episode.

“19 is so fun and turned out so well and Mädchen directed for the first time and she did great!” Roberto shared. “It’s such a fun teenage type of story that it felt like, ‘Oh, this will be as satisfying to the fans as any episode — or more satisfying than a lot of episodes.’ So we felt good about it.”

Isabella Gomez & 'Party of Five' Honored at NHMC Impact Awards 2020

Isabella Gomez & 'Party of Five' Honored at NHMC Impact Awards 2020

Isabella Gomez dons a strapless dress while attending the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s 2020 Impact Awards held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Friday evening (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 22-year-old One Day At A Time actress was honored with the Outstanding Series Performance Impact Award for her work on the show. Her co-star Marcel Ruiz stepped out in support.

Also in attendance were Party Of Five‘s Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi, who showed up to help honor their show and executive producer Amy Lippman with the Outstanding Television Impact Award, as well as On My Block‘s Diego Tinoco.

Riverdale, Katy Keene, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was honored that night as well, with the Outstanding Executive Producer Impact Award.

Also pictured: Diego and Alex Aiono at the premiere of Netflix’s Spenser Confidential.

FYI: Elle is wearing a Joyfolie dress.

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Madelaine Petsch Represents 'Riverdale' at GLSEN Respect Awards 2019 with Travis Mills

Madelaine Petsch Represents 'Riverdale' at GLSEN Respect Awards 2019 with Travis Mills

Madelaine Petsch dons leather for the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Friday night (October 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 25-year-old actress was joined by her boyfriend Travis Mills, as she represented Riverdale alongside creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Riverdale was honored at the event with the Gamechanger Award, which is given to the next generation making a difference for the LGBTQ community and around the world.

Also in attendance were Chelsea Kane, who reunited with her Baby Daddy co-star Melissa Peterman, Liv Hewson, Life Sentence‘s Elliot Knight, Jonathan Bennett, and Connor Franta, who served as an honorary co-chair at the event.

FYI: Madelaine is wearing Ingie Paris. Connor is wearing Paul Smith.

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'Riverdale' Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Opens Up About Deciding How To Write Fred's Death

'Riverdale' Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Opens Up About Deciding How To Write Fred's Death

Luke Perry‘s death wasn’t originally going to be covered in the new season of Riverdale.

Showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa opened up about making the decision to address his death in the storyline of the season four premiere.

“When Luke passed [last season] we very quickly made the decision that we weren’t going to address it in the current season of Riverdale,” he told EW. “We didn’t want to rush it, we didn’t want to sandwich it into all the other plot lines, and we just wanted to take our time and think about it. We briefly thought that maybe something would happen at the end of the season that would signal it and that felt a little cheap. We thought let’s just hold it so that we can think about it over the hiatus and reflect on it. That was absolutely the right decision and it allowed us to absorb what had happened and really think about what kind of story we wanted to tell.”

“Very early on, we landed on the idea that Fred should have a heroic death and that would be impactful for Archie,” he added. “It felt like that’s a way that Fred could have gone. After that, we said this episode really isn’t going to launch any huge stories for this season. It was really going to be focused on that and the emotional effects of that passing for everyone.”

“There have been sadly a lot of tribute episodes in television — one of my favorites is the Friday Night Lights episode where the football player’s father dies, called ‘The Son,’” Roberto continued. “We wanted to tell a very grounded, truthful story. That became the organizing principle or the marching orders.”

Intense New 'Riverdale' Trailer Drops at New York Comic Con - Watch Now!

Intense New 'Riverdale' Trailer Drops at New York Comic Con - Watch Now!

A new Riverdale trailer was just released on Sunday (October 6) at 2019 New York Comic Con!

The clip starts out with Archie (KJ Apa) finding out the devastating news that his father has passed away, and how he’s going to continue his legacy.

Also featured in the new trailer is a first look at Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni’s (Vanessa Morgan) Halloween costumes, which were teased at San Diego Comic Con as being other DC Comics characters. Cheryl is dressed as Poison Ivy while Toni is dressed as Harley Quinn.

Riverdale season four premieres THIS Wednesday (October 9) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

Pictured inside: Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Molly Ringwald, Madchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich at the Riverdale panel at New York Comic Con.

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'Riverdale' EP Talks 'Brutal' Luke Perry Tribute Episode

'Riverdale' EP Talks 'Brutal' Luke Perry Tribute Episode

The premiere of season four of Riverdale is right around the corner, and it’s going to be “brutal.”

The episode will pay tribute to the death of beloved cast member Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews.

“When Luke passed, we very quickly made the decision that we weren’t going to address it [at the end of season three],” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine. “We didn’t want to rush it. We didn’t want to sandwich it in between all the other plotlines.” Even finishing off last season with a brief acknowledgement “felt a little cheap. So we thought, ‘Let’s just hold it, so we can think about it over the hiatus and reflect on it.’”

The upcoming full episode addressing Luke Perry‘s passing was “absolutely the right decision,” Roberto said. “It kind of allowed us to absorb what happened, and really think about what kind of story we wanted to tell.”

It will draw inspiration from the Friday Night Lights episode “The Son,” which is about the death of quarterback Matt Saracen’s father: “We kind of wanted to just tell a very grounded, truthful story.”

“We kind of knew this was going to be brutal on the cast, especially KJ [Apa], who was Luke’s main scene partner,” Roberto added. “[But] everyone was really proud to gather to tell this tribute to Fred, and to Luke. When it happened, we were all kind of scattered. So there was something really special when we gathered to do the table read that was cathartic. You know, shows are families. But we knew it was going to be hard, and it was.”

Season four of Riverdale premieres on October 9 on The CW at 8/7c.

READ MORE: The New Promo For ‘Riverdale’s Luke Perry Tribute Will Make You Tear Up

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Creator Teases Spellman Death In Season 3

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Creator Teases Spellman Death In Season 3

Looks like one of the Spellmans is going to die in the upcoming third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a photo from filming and teased a death.

“A scene from yesterday’s filming of #sabrinanetflix! The dread banshee has arrived, but which Spellman will die? #CAOS 🔥🔮🕷☠️🚑🎡📺,” he captioned the image on social media. Check it out HERE!

Roberto has also previously revealed that the new season likely won’t be ready by Halloween. He also dished that in the new episodes they’re going to hell.

“I think it’s safe to say that we are going to Hell, yes. We’re going to Hell. It’s very fun. It’s very fun. It’s dangerous, but it’s really fun,” he told The Wrap.