This teen drama caused a buzz yet during its first season on The CW. That’s why the cable network opted to pick up Riverdale for another round. It seems that the 2nd season of the series has surpassed all the expectations. The CW bosses were happy looking at the statistics of the current season of Riverdale. Therefore, the network has opted to renew the show for a third season.
It would be absurd not to mention that the 2nd installment of Riverdale has surpassed the 1st round in the ratings. We regard this as the #1 reason why The CW decided to renew Riverdale for Season 3. Indeed, you need to take a look at the figures. The second season premiere has garnered 2.34 million viewers with a 0.8/3 rating/share (P18-49). This figure is about 1.7 times more than that of Season 1. Moreover, almost all the subsequent episodes have attracted more viewing audience versus those of the previous season. Isn’t it the reason to pick up Riverdale for one more season?
Now let’s take a look at reception by critics and viewers. In fact, we can’t regard it excellent. However, the response was more than favorable. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 2nd season of Riverdale holds a score of 7.63/10 and an 87% approval rating, while the viewers have evaluated the sophomore installment of the show at 3.6/5/66%. The statistics on Metacritic looks a bit better, 7.0/10. An overall score of the teen drama on IMDb also seems high, 7.7/10 ~ 50,000 votes. If to compare these statistics with those of Season 1, this factor also played in favor of renewal.
Another good point is that Riverdale has its roots in a comic book. As a result, there are lots of source material for numerous television adaptations. Thus, we assumed that The CW would have to rely on the statistics in their upcoming decision most of all. We have also noted one curious detail; The CW opted to extend the second season up to twenty-two episodes. This decision served as another hint in favor of the possible intention of renewing the show. Perhaps you know that Netflix ordered a spin-off series based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This exciting news pointed out that the global broadcaster sees the future success of the franchise. That’s why Netflix made a two-season order.
Summing up, all indications were that Riverdale has a good chance for Season 3 on The CW. The ratings have raised up; the response was excellent; the fandom grew up; there was a lot of source material; Netflix has ordered a spin-off by foreseeing the future success of the entire franchise. Thus, we concluded that The CW is about to pick up Riverdale for Season 3. It turned out that we were right in our forecast.
What’s The Show Riverdale About?
If you have not yet watched this teen drama on The CW, please read a brief overview of Riverdale below.
The story takes place in a seemingly calm and peaceful town of Riverdale. This summer a shocking case disturbed the placidity of townsfolk. A quarterback Jason Blossom vanished in the vicinity of the local lake. Jason was a twin brother of Cheryl, as well as the local blue-eyed boy. The searches ended up without a result. Therefore, Jason has been presumed dead. Jason’s parents were forced to bury the empty coffin, while his sister faithlessly used the tragedy to attract the attention of her classmates.
The storyline focuses on Archie Andrews, who knows some details of this mysterious case. However, he doesn’t hurry up to share the information with the police officers or anyone else. Archie’s passion is music, as well as his music teacher. But they were forced to break up their clandestine relationship. Now, Archie’s new interest is Betty Cooper, a charming girl-next-door, who keeps her feelings to him in secret. Aside from Betty, Archie feels attraction to Veronica Lodge, who moved to Riverdale due to her father’s business scandal. Despite a love triangle, Betty befriends with Veronica.
Meanwhile, Jughead Jones, Archie’s former friend works on a novel about the events of the summer, including the incident with Jason Blossom. That’s why he carefully watches for everyone and listen to the talks. He guesses that someone in the school keeps dangerous secrets, including Cheryl Blossom. At the same time, Riverdale is not indeed so calm and peaceful as it may seem. As a confirmation, another shocking event takes place in the town.
Season 3 Release Date
Fortunately, on April 2, 2018, The CW finally announced their decision to pick up the show for another round. According to The networks’s fall schedule, Riverdale is coming back for Season 3 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 on The CW.