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The fourth season of Riverdale premiered on The CW on October 9, 2019, and concluded on May 6, 2020. It was announced on January 31, 2019.[1]

The season aired on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM prior to Nancy Drew.

It arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on September 22, 2020.

Synopsis

Cast

Starring

  • KJ Apa as Archie Andrews (10/19)
  • Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper (10/19)
  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge (10/19)
  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones (10/19)
  • Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge (4/19)
  • Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom (9/19)
  • Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy (1/19)
  • Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge (9/19)
  • Casey Cott as Kevin Keller (10/19)
  • Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle (9/19)
  • Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz (9/19)
  • Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones (10/19)
  • Mädchen Amick as Alice Smith (8/19)

Guest starring

  • Juan Riedinger as Dodger Dickenson (6/19)
  • Sam Witwer as Rupert Chipping (5/19)

Special guest starring

  • Lucy Hale as Katy Keene (0/19)

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
58 1 "Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Gabriel Correa October 9, 2019
59 2 "Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High" Michael Grassi & Will Ewing Pamela Romanowsky October 16, 2019
60 3 "Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon" Ace Hasan & Greg Murray Greg Smith October 23, 2019
61 4 "Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween" Janine Salinas Schoenberg Erin Feeley October 30, 2019
62 5 "Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution" Devon Turner Harry Jierjian November 6, 2019
63 6 "Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary" James DeWille Gabriel Correa November 13, 2019
64 7 "Chapter Sixty-Four: The Ice Storm" Arabella Anderson Alex Pillai November 20, 2019
65 8 "Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment" Tessa Leigh Williams Michael Goi December 4, 2019
66 9 "Chapter Sixty-Six: Tangerine" Brian E. Paterson Gabriel Correa December 11, 2019
67 10 "Chapter Sixty-Seven: Varsity Blues" Aaron Allen Roxanne Benjamin January 22, 2020
68 11 "Chapter Sixty-Eight: Quiz Show" Ted Sullivan Chell Stephen January 29, 2020
69 12 "Chapter Sixty-Nine: Men of Honor" Ariana Jackson Catriona McKenzie February 5, 2020
70 13 "Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March" Chrissy Maroon & Evan Kyle Claudia Yarmy February 12, 2020
71 14 "Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder" Arabella Anderson James DeWille February 26, 2020
72 15 "Chapter Seventy-Two: To Die For" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Shannon Kohli March 4, 2020
73 16 "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room" Aaron Allen Tessa Blake March 11, 2020
74 17 "Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town" Tessa Leigh Williams Antonio Negret April 15, 2020
75 18 "Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian" Ariana Jackson & Brian E. Paterson Steve Adelson April 29, 2020
76 19 "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey" Ted Sullivan & James DeWille Mädchen Amick May 6, 2020

Production

Filming

Production began in July 2019 and was scheduled to conclude in April 2020.[2]

On March 11, 2020, production was shut down indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.[3]

Casting

Reception

Critical response

Ratings

Trivia

  • A crossover episode with Katy Keene aired on Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00 PM, one day prior to the series premiere.[4]
  • This was to be Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich's last season.[5][6]
    • However, due to the production of the last three episodes of the fourth season being halted and moved to season 5, they will in fact be returning for the fifth season.[7]
      • On June 12, 2020, Marisol Nichols said she would be returning to season 5, and that Hermione "will be back stronger and better than ever" and that she is "really excited in telling [Hermione's] story and that side of her."[8]


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