During a recent interview with media outlets about the upcoming Netflix film Look Both Ways, Lili Reinhart took some time to discuss the final season of Riverdale, in which plays Betty Cooper. Back in May, it was revealed that the show would not be renewed after season seven.
Opening up about the forthcoming finale and her feelings about the show coming to an end, Reinhart told Variety: “Bittersweet is the word, because I obviously will miss this group of people that I’ve been through half of my 20s with. We’ll never all be together again working on the same thing, so I recognise that and I think we all do and we all are sad about that. It will be a very sad day when it actually wraps, but I do think the show has done so much for all of us and we’re all so ready to show the world what else we’ve got.”
She continued: “On that aspect, knowing what’s on the other side is super exciting. I’m incredibly excited for the projects that I’ve been developing with my production company over the last year and a half that we’ll be ready to shoot when Riverdale ends next summer. But going into this final season, I think we’re all like, ‘This is our last hurrah, let’s really try to celebrate each other and spend time with each other because we won’t get this again.’”
Based on characters from the popular Archie Comics, Riverdale provides insight into the dark side of the titular town of Riverdale. Featuring subplots filled with sex, drugs and murder, the series is the work of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also made Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
The show stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as series narrator Jughead Jones. When we last saw Betty, she was working as an FBI agent and was in a relationship with Archie.
Reviewing the possible outcomes for her character, Reinhart told Entertainment Weekly: “I would obviously like to see a happy ending for Betty, knowing that she will be OK — an optimistic, lighthearted note. I don’t know who she’s gonna end up with or where, how, why, when — I know nothing about the final season — but I just hope that she’s happy, and you have an idea that things are gonna settle down for her in the best way.”