Filming For Riverdale Season 5 Has Begun

Here's everything we know about the new series

After two weeks of quarantining, the Riverdale cast and crew have begun filming.

Returning back to set to begin shooting season 5 of the hit TV show, the show’s creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the good news with fans, along with a BTS snap of the cast.

“After fourteen days of quarantining 🇨🇦 and months of prep, #Riverdale Season 5 starts shooting tomorrow,” he said.


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“Spent the night in the bubble, reminiscing with these lovely people and celebrating @lilireinhart 24th birthday 🎂 How time flies. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the gang this week. Here we go.”

Roberto also then later shared a shot of a particular scene that was filmed the next day, and let’s just say, we’re quite pleased about it.

“Even in a Covid world, some things never change…” he said.


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The show came into some hot water last month, as cast member Lili Reinhart said that she felt like a prisoner while quarantining for the show. The cast cannot leave the area until Christmas due to social distancing guidelines, with Lili saying:

“You can’t go home for Thanksgiving, can’t visit your family. No one can come visit you unless they quarantine for two weeks. It just feels f*cked.”

Lili did later clear up any misconceptions from her comments, saying that while she felt frustrated, she’s incredibly grateful to have a job and be a part of the Riverdale team.

So, when will season five be on our screens?

It’s likely that season five will be available to watch around the time of January 2021. It’s been a long wait for fans, as original filming was meant to go ahead in March of this year but was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

People are very hopeful that we’ll get to see a trailer for the new season on this side of Christmas, as they did manage to get a little bit of filming done before the pandemic, meaning they have a slight headstart now. But, we shall see.

What can we expect from season five?

It has been reported that season five will open with the cast’s prom night, and continue on into their graduation too. From there, it’s thought that we’ll be jumping through time zones, with their college years glossed over. Creator Roberto recently explained:

“To me high school was better than college.”

“And since all of our characters would be going to different colleges, my instinct has been to leapfrog over four years, and kind of pick up with everyone there.”

Roberto has promised us that we can expect to be ‘dropped’ into something ‘crazy’, which we wouldn’t really expect anything less. In the meantime, it looks like we’ll just have to sit tight, and squeeze in as many reruns as we can between now and January – challenge accepted.

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