When does Riverdale season 4 start on Netflix?

12 September 2019, 12:56

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Is Riverdale on tonight? When does Riverdale season 4 start on Netflix? Here's when, where and how to watch Riverdale season three on The CW, Netflix and elsewhere.

Following that huge 'Is Jughead dead?!' cliffhanger at the end of Riverdale season 3, season 4 is set to build up to that fateful night. Thanks to the trailer, it also looks like we're in for even more drama, even more sex and a mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Jughead but the big question is: when is the next episode of Riverdale on?

READ MORE: All the details about Riverdale's "tear-jerking" Luke Perry tribute episode

Season 4, episode 1 ('In Memoriam') will pay tribute to Luke Perry, who passed earlier this year, and his character, Fred Andrews. The episode synopsis, according to People, says the hour "will follow the residents of Riverdale preparing for the upcoming Independence Day parade — as well as Archie receiving a phone call that will change his life forever."

Here's all the info on the future episodes, including when the next episode of Riverdale is on, on both The CW and Netflix. You're welcome.

Riverdale season 4: When does season 4 start on Netflix?
Riverdale season 4: When does season 4 start on Netflix? Picture: The CW

When is the next episode of Riverdale?

The next episode of Riverdale will air on Wednesday October 9th at 8/7c on The CW. It will be episode 1 of season 4 (4x01), titled 'In Memoriam'. While there's not much footage in the trailer, it's said to be a 'standalone' episode that honours and pays tribute to Luke Perry and Fred Andrews.

Here are all the season 4 episode titles that have been announced so far:

4x01 - 'Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam'
4x02 - 'Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High'
4x03 - 'Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon'
4x04 - 'Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween'
4x05 - 'Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution'

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. 

Season 4 episode 1 will air on Netflix in the UK on Thursday October 10th at 8am.

Will Riverdale season 4 be on Netflix in the US?

Yes but not straight away! The entirety of the fourth season of Riverdale will eventually drop on Netflix in the US after the season finale at some point in 2020. All episodes will be available in one go and will not released on a weekly basis.

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 4?

Season 4 will likely run for 22 episodes, much like seasons 2 and 3. Filming for the fourth season began in July and will probably wrap at some point in March/April 2020. The cast are currently filming episodes 5 and 6 of season 4.

What will happen in Riverdale season 4?

At San Diego Comic Con 2019, the cast also revealed several new details about season 4, including new characters, details about Halloween, musical and flashback themed episodes. Read the full report of everything they revealed here.

Season 4 will also see the Farm storyline come to an end (hopefully) as Betty works with her brother Charles to locate Edgar Evernever and the Farmies after they ascended in the season 3 finale. This will reportedly happen in episode 3.

The big season 3 cliffhanger involving Jughead's whereabouts will also be a huge storyline. It's been reported that the show will address that at some point in the middle of the season. Jughead will also be attending a new prep school and will only be in Riverdale on the weekends.

Fred's death will influence Archie's storyline for the season and he will be focused on honouring his father's legacy. He's set to open a youth centre in a bid to give back to the community.

There's also the whole Jason's corpse situation with Cheryl too... After discovering his body at Farm HQ, Cheryl brought him home to Thistlehouse. Madelaine Petsch has also said that Cheryl is at her lowest mentally, and her secret could see her relationship with Toni tested.