When is the next episode of Riverdale season 3 on Netflix?

17 January 2019, 21:36 | Updated: 17 January 2019, 21:41

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Is Riverdale on tonight? When does Riverdale season 3 start on Netflix? Here's when, where and how to watch Riverdale season three on The CW, Netflix and elsewhere.

It's been a long harsh hiatus but Riverdale season 3 has officially returned to our screens. The third season of the hit teen show is set to bring us even more drama, even more romance (Archie and Josie, anyone?) and even more shocking twists and character deaths. It also sounds like we'll be getting a few themed episodes this year, including a parents flashback episode and another musical episode. But the big question is: when is the next episode of Riverdale on?

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The ninth episode ('No Exit') saw Veronica and Reggie finally get together, Jughead assert his power as Serpent King, much to the dismay of Fangs, Cheryl and Toni and we *might* have seen Archie... die. (Despite that pretty dramatic ending, it looks like Archiekins is not toast after all because he's billed in a ton of future episodes, so don't sweat it. OK? OK.)

But enough about last episode, we bet you need to know when you're getting your next Riverdale fix, right? Here's all the info on the future episodes, including when the next episode of Riverdale will be released on both The CW and Netflix. You're welcome.

When is the next episode of Riverdale?

The next episode of Riverdale will air on Wednesday January 23rd at 8/7c on The CW. It will be the tenth episode of season 3, titled 'The Stranger'. Judging by the trailer, this episode will see Betty confront her father and Hiram take a bullet to the chest.

So far, the titles for the first sixteen episodes have been announced:

Episode 1 - "Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day"
Episode 2 - "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune And Men's Eyes"
Episode 3 - "Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below"
Episode 4 - "Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club"
Episode 5 - "Chapter Forty: The Great Escape"
Episode 6 - "Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
Episode 7 - "Chapter Forty-Two: The Man In Black"
Episode 8 - "Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak"
Episode 9 - "Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit"

Episode 10 - "Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"

Episode 11 - "Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"

Episode 12 - "Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizzarodale"

Episode 13 - "Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem For A Welterweight"

Episode 14 - "Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk With Me"

Episode 15 - "Chapter Fifty: Fifty"

Episode 16 - "Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun"

What time does Riverdale come out on The CW & Netflix?

Riverdale airs on Netflix in the UK just a couple of hours after each episode premieres on The CW in the US, which will be at 8pm (ET). For those in the UK, that means new episodes usually drop at 8am GMT. 

Episode ten will air on Netflix in the UK on Thursday January 24th at 8am GMT.

Will Riverdale season three be on Netflix in the US?

Yes! The entirety of the third season of Riverdale will drop on Netflix in the US after the season finale at some point in May 2019. It will not be released on a weekly basis.

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What channel is Riverdale on?

The CW, duh. You can also rewatch episodes on The CW app after they've aired on TV.

How many episodes are in Riverdale season 3?

The new season will run for 23 episodes. Filming for the third season began in July and is currently in full swing. The cast are currently shooting episodes 15/16 of the season.

What will happen in season 3?

According to show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale season 3 will take on a completely different tone and genre. It'll be focusing more on the friendships and relationships that have been established over the first two seasons. We'll also be taking deeper looks into certain characters backstories, including the history shared between all the parents.

Several new characters will be coming to the town, including Jughead's mum Gladys (Gina Gershon) and sister Jellybean (Trinity Likins) as well as the farm/cult leader Edgar Evernever and his daughter Evelyn (Zoe De Grand'Maison).

The main mystery surrounding the season will be that of the Gargoyle King and the game, Gryphons and Gargoyles. The second half of the season is said to explore more of the cult that Alice and Polly Cooper are involved in.

For all the latest updates on filming, behind-the-scenes teases and casting news, head over to our masterpost of everything you need to know about season three.