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

21 March 2019, 22:59 | Updated: 21 March 2019, 23:01

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.

We're over half way through Riverdale season 3 now and honestly? It's way more drama than we ever expected it to be. The second half of 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 another musical episode (Heathers, anyone?). But the big question is: when is the next episode of Riverdale on?

For the rest of its run, every episode of Riverdale will be dedicated to Luke Perry

Episode 16 ('BIG FUN') saw Riverdale High take on 'Heathers the musical'. Thankfully, no one died this year (RIP Midge!) but we did get to see Cole Sprouse sing and we were also introduced to the hot-yet-also-terrifying Edgar Evernever.

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 March 27th at 8/7c on The CW. It will be episode 17 of season 3 (3x17), titled 'The Master'. Judging by the trailer, this episode will dive further into The Farm with Chad Michael Murray's first full episode as Edgar Evernever.

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

Episode 17 - "Chapter Fifty-Two: The Master"

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 17 will air on Netflix in the UK on Thursday March 28th 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 reportedly run for around 22 episodes. Filming for the third season began in July and is currently in full swing. The cast are currently shooting episode 18/19 of the season.

What will happen in Riverdale 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 also be arriving in town to shake things up. Jughead's mum Gladys (Gina Gershon) and sister Jellybean (Trinity Likins) have now come back to Riverdale and will no doubt cause a lot of trouble for a lot of people. Cult leader Edgar Evernever (Chad Michael Murray) from The Farm and his daughter Evelyn (Zoe De Grand'Maison) are also set to make a huge impact on the town - for all the wrong reasons.

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 master post of everything you need to know about season three.

Following the passing of Luke Perry, it is not yet known how the show will handle Fred Andrews' future. Production will decide that when they are ready.