Rumours circulated about Riverdale possibly leaving Netflix in 2019. We can now confirm that these rumors are false and that Riverdale’s future on Netflix has been secured thanks to the news this week.
Riverdale, a popular television series on The CW that is based upon the Archie comics with the same title, airs on The CW. Netflix has been a great home to the universe and since its first season has been joined by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that’s only on Netflix. There's another spinoff coming to the universe later in the year on The CW.
With major studios looking to pull their content from Netflix to start up their new streaming services, some were rightfully worried that when The CW’s contract ended, it would mean the removal of all of their titles. That’s, however, not now come to fruition.
Let’s quickly set the stage. Riverdale is a television series that airs on The CW, but it's technically distributed and produced by Warner Brothers. Since 2011, the CW has been a key partner of Netflix, and all its production is automatically delivered to Netflix.
This has since come to an end but any of The CW’s shows that are on Netflix now will be converted to legacy contracts. This means Netflix will keep receiving new episodes as long as The CW continues to produce new Riverdale seasons.
This means that Netflix will still be able to stream season 3 of Riverdale in May 2019, and the confirmed season 4 in 2020.
Riverdale is safe in most countries outside the United States. In most countries, the show can be viewed as a Netflix Original. Future seasons will air on Netflix in these areas.
It's there. Netflix is your safest option for Riverdale's immediate and long-term success.