Riverdale‘s showrunner has hinted that Archie Andrews may very well be killed-off in season 5 of the CW collection.
The present lately returned to manufacturing on its subsequent batch of episodes, with boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa posting a collection of recent script covers for the solid’s desk reads.
Nevertheless, amongst them is the quilt for Purgatory, which depicts Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones standing over a grave, with a picture of Archie Andrews in a battle helmet over them.
Whereas this may increasingly counsel that Archie will die, the picture is from the comedian Archie 1941, during which the character is presumed lifeless, although is later revealed to be alive.
Nonetheless, many followers have taken this an enormous trace that Archie will die in season 5, one tweeting: “If Archie’s dies I’ll cease watching Riverdale.”
Nevertheless, one other prompt that it may very well be an identical state of affairs to Jughead’s ‘demise’ final season, during which Cole Sprouse’s character was revealed to be alive, noting: “Do we’ve got to ‘fall’ for Archie being lifeless now after the Jughead story in final season? Exhausting”.
If archie’s dies I am going to cease watching Riverdale.
— Sizzling Sauce ❤🇬🇭 (@kwadwo_black_) September 4, 2020
Do we’ve got to “fall” for Archie being lifeless now after the Jughead story in final season? Exhausting 😂
— M. D. ★ (@DreamofLA) September 3, 2020
It comes as star Lili Reinhart lately confirmed that season 5 would come with a seven-year time leap for the characters.
“I’m actually psyched about it, I feel it’ll be good to play an grownup… however I additionally actually respect that Roberto, our showrunner, was like: ‘Yeah let’s revamp, so we’re not simply caught in highschool for seven seasons’,” she stated on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Present.
In the meantime, Riverdale star Bernadette Beck (Peaches ‘N Cream) has criticised the present for casting her to “fulfil a diversity quota”, saying she was ignored on set or requested to behave “sassy”.
“I get it, there’s at all times a protagonist and antagonist, however I by no means had a lot of a narrative plot or sufficient character growth to even be thought of an antagonist,” she stated.
“And I’m not the primary black actress to indicate up on set, stand there, chew gum, and look sassy and imply. I really feel like I used to be simply there to fulfil a variety quota. It’s simply to fulfil factors.”