Cole Sprouse says Riverdale will be "more appreciated" in 10 years

6 April 2022, 13:10 | Updated: 23 February 2024, 16:34

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"It’s easy to forget that people love the show."

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Cole Sprouse believes people will appreciate Riverdale more in 10 years time.

At one point, Riverdale had a cult following who would never dare miss an episode. However, in recent seasons fans have slowly starting to drift away from The CW series because of its increasingly ridiculous storylines (Archie and Betty having superpowers?! Cheryl saving the town from a meteor?! The whole of the last season being set in the '50s?!).

Riverdale has now officially ended, and prior to the show's final episode, the cast shared how much they're ready "wrap it up with a bow" and move on with their lives. Cole has also shared how he thinks the show will age.

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Cole Sprouse defends Riverdale and says it&squot;ll be "more appreciated in 10 years"
Cole Sprouse defends Riverdale and says it'll be "more appreciated in 10 years". Picture: Alamy, The CW

In a 2022 interview with with New York Times that was published before it was confirmed that season 7 would be the final season, Cole said that the memes about his distraught reaction to the season 7 renewal news are "not completely accurate". In fact, we'll apparently all look back on Riverdale one day and think, 'Wow, this is art.' (Ok, he didn't quite say that…)

He explained: "I’ve just assumed we’re going to see the finality of our [seven-season] contracts. Two, I think the internet assumes — because of how insane our show is — that we’re probably doing a bit worse than we actually are. It’s easy to forget that people love the show. And I do think it’s going to be much more appreciated in 10 years than it is right now.

"It would be pretty pompous of me to say that another season of financial stability is not something that would be appealing. Though I’m not going to lie. The memes do make me laugh."

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Elsewhere, Cole discussed one of his other shows – The Suite Life of Zack & Cody – which ran for three seasons on the Disney Channel from 2005 to 2008. If you're hoping for a reboot… sorry, it's never ever happening.

He continued: "I don't think I’ll ever return to that. Not that I have a problem with other people doing the reboots thing. I’m just a big believer that if something is beautiful in the past, you should let it stay beautiful. To bring it into the future feels a bit like reheating a really good, fresh meal in the microwave. It would be hard to be in my 30s and go [in a deep growl], 'Zack and Cody are back, man!'"

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