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When will 'Riverdale' season 5 stream on Netflix globally?

Riverdale season five will continue streaming new episodes on Netflix till the beginning of October before streaming on Netflix US from the middle of the same month. 

Based on the popular Archie comics, the show has been seeing Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead uncover sinister truths about their hometown Riverdale while dealing with bloodthirsty adversaries, mercenaries, romance, envy, crumbling friendships and shattered loyalties as well as family issues.

Starring Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart, Riverdale prevails as one of Netflix’s most popular shows despite staggering criticism regarding melodramatic writing, lack of representation, queerbaiting and more. 

For Riverdale aficionados, we decided to scourge the Internet and find out when the fifth season shall be premiering on Netflix globally: 

When will Riverdale season 5 stream on Netflix globally? 

Why was Riverdale season 5 delayed? 

Riverdale was initially supposed to release on The CW in October. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged the world in 2020, the shooting schedule was delayed for unprecedented time periods that also led to fewer episodes in both seasons four and five. 

After a long and impatient wait, the series finally aired on The CW in the United States on January 20, 2021. After airing episodes one to eleven, the show took a three-month hiatus before making a comeback on August 11th, 2021. 

When will Riverdale Season 5 be on Netflix internationally? 

Riverdale has aired the first eleven seasons from January 21 to April 1, 2021. The other half of season five has started premiering on August 12 2021. Here are the premiere dates for the episodes which stream on Netflix one day after the US release:

Season 5 Episode 11 – August 12, 2021
Season 5 Episode 12 – August 19, 2021
Season 5 Episode 13 –  August 26, 2021
Season 5 Episode 14 – September 2, 2021
Season 5 Episode 15 – September 9, 2021
Season 5 Episode 16 – September 16, 2021
Season 5 Episode 17 – September 23, 2021
Season 5 Episode 18 – September 30, 2021
Season 5 Episode 19 – October 7, 2021  

When will Riverdale season 5 be on Netflix US? 

Netflix US will probably have to wait for season five a little bit longer despite season four arriving fairly quickly.

Usually, most of The CW shows premiere on Netflix nine days after the finale. If that stays put, the season should be added to Netflix US on October 15, 2021. 

The show will not be leaving the streaming platform anytime soon given its recent season renewal for the sixth season. The show will continue streaming on Netflix at least until 2027 as a part of their deal with The CW.