Riverdale's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Teases Final Season, Shares First Look Video at Season Premiere

Riverdale's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Teases Final Season, Shares First Look Video at Season Premiere

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is teasing the upcoming seventh and final season of Riverdale!

The showrunner recently opened up about some of what fans can expect as the show heads back to the ’50s.

“Thank god the ’50s were as crazy as they were, because it’s been so fun to be in that world,” he told EW. “Every season we explore the tropes of a specific genre, be it supernatural, be it pulp, be it crime. This year our genre is the 1950s, so we’re in dialogue with the American myth of what the 1950s were versus the reality.”

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He adds that many of the relationships built up over the past six seasons have been reset.

“There’s not so much history and fraught baggage. There’s a lightness to the show. It’s been a great way to get back to basics, which is the kids in high school discovering themselves, the kids having their first times. We can discover these moments or revisit moments that we’ve explored in the past in a completely different context.”

Still of Camila Mendes in Riverdale

On Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes): “In season 1, Veronica arrived from New York, and in the 1950s, she’s arrived from Los Angeles,” he said. “She grew up in 1950s Hollywood, so it’s similar but different from season 1. She’s still an outsider and a socialite, very different from everyone else.”

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Still of KJ Apa in Riverdale

On Archie Andrews (KJ Apa): “Archie feels much more innocent than we’ve ever depicted him on Riverdale,” Roberto shared. “When we meet Archie here, he is a clean cut, 1950s teen. We describe him a little bit as a Richie Cunningham-type from Happy Days and he’s on his own journey. He’s a more innocent, romantic kind of character.”

Still of Drew Ray Tanner in Riverdale

On Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner): “Fangs is sort of our greaser rocker. He’s a little bit like a Ritchie Valens character in our universe.”

Still of Cole Sprouse in Riverdale

On Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse): “The first episode is Jughead’s story,” Roberto teased. “It’s him asking, ‘What do I do with the fact that I’m the only one who remembers our lives before the comet hit?’ And that gets resolved at the end of episode 1. But you get to see Cole playing the Jughead we’ve known, and then you get to see Cole putting on a 1950s persona.”

He also added that, “Something very, very dark happens at the end of episode 2.”

Check out a first look video at the final season’s premiere episode…

Find out the premiere date here!

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