Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look

Okay, The CW and EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, You're not the only ones who can engage in a little screwing around with the timeline. With Riverdale kicking off its fifth season this past week with the first of a three-episode mini-arc wrapping up senior year for Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), viewers finally got a chance to check out the COVID-delayed senior prom. But now we're looking ahead an extra week- past this week's second episode of the season, "Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders" and towards their "Graduation" (set to air Wednesday, February 3) with a set of official preview images that we offer without commentary (we'll have that as it gets closer) to help fuel your dumpster fires of speculation.

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Riverdale season 5, episode 3 "Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation": STAY INNOCENT — With Graduation Day around the corner, the gang considers their next steps beyond Riverdale High. Archie (KJ Apa) learns whether he will be able to graduate with his classmates. FP (Skeet Ulrich) makes a difficult decision about his and Jellybean's (guest star Trinity Likins) future. Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Gabriel Correa directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
riverdale
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW's Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz.

Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Erinn Westbrook (The Resident) joins the cast for the fifth season as Tabitha Tate, the ambitious, entrepreneurial granddaughter of Pop Tate. Seeing serious business potential in her family's business, Tabitha's come to Riverdale to take over Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe in the hopes of franchising the iconic diner, even as the town around it struggles to survive. Broadchurch star Chris Mason will be taking on the recurring role of Chad Gekko, Veronica's husband. Set to make his debut during the fifth season's fourth episode, Gekko is a controlling and jealous husband who works on Wall Street and sees himself as an "alpha dog," Gekko is threatened by Veronica's Riverdale life- especially her bond with Archie.

Riverdale Season 5 Time-Jumps Its Previews with "Graduation" Look
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Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Aguirre-Sacasa, and Jon Goldwater executive produce. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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