an American television teen drama based on Archie Comics. The show was developed by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for The CW.
On March 7, 2017, The CW renewed the television series for a second season, which premiered on October 11, 2017. On April 2, 2018, the series was renewed for a third season. It premiered on October 10, 2018. Before the second season ended, the series was bought out by Netflix and officially became part of the Netflix Original series. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season. On March 5, 2019, filming of the series was briefly suspended to rewrite the script for the final episodes of the third season due to the death of one of the series’ main actors: Luke Perry, who played the role of Fred Andrews, died of a stroke on March 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. In 2020, a spin-off of the series called “Katy Keene” was released, with a pilot ordered by the network in January 2019. On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on January 21, 2021. On February 3, 2021, the series was renewed for a sixth season. The sixth season premiered on November 16, 2021. On March 22, 2022, the television series was renewed for a seventh season.