**Warning – Major spoilers ahead**

Riverdale has launched headfirst into its ‘Rivervale’ event to kickstart season 6 and we look ahead to see how many episodes fans can expect to bulk out this chapter and when the finale could be.

Last season ended with a tense cliffhanger that had the Riverdale fan base on the edge of their seats, after saying goodbye to series regular, Hiram Lodge. Season 6 began with a five-episode event under the title, ‘Rivervale,’ which will exist within an alternate timeline, and then it will be business as usual to address that explosive season 5 finale.

Riverdale Season 5 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Riverdale Season 5 | Official Trailer | Netflix

How many episodes are in Riverdale season 6?

At the time of writing, it has not been confirmed how many episodes will be in season 6 of Riverdale, however, we can make an educated guess.

Taking into account that seasons 4 and 5 of Riverdale both had 19 episodes in their entirety, we can expect season 6 to have the same amount of episodes or thereabouts.

When is the finale?

Assuming that there will be an episode of Riverdale season 6 every Sunday from March 6, 2022 – after moving from its previous slot on Tuesday nights – this puts the finale’s release date around Sunday, June 6, 2022.

There may, however, be a short break during this course, which could push the finale back into July 2022.

Fans should also take into account that season 6 may have an episode or two more or less than previous seasons, which would alter the release date as well.

Rivervale event

Riverdale season 6 will be split into five installments for its Rivervale event, according to official reports. 

The five installments of Rivervale are titled as follows:

  • Welcome to Rivervale
  • Ghost Stories
  • Mr. Cypher
  • The Witching Hour(s)
  • Chapter One Hundred

Episode 4 will welcome Kiernan Shipka to reprise her role as Sabrina Spellman from Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Season 5 recap

**Warning – Major spoilers ahead**

Season 5 ended on quite the cliffhanger, which had fans begging for season 6 to begin, and we have given you a quick recap before the narrative returns to normal after the Rivervale event.

Archie held a meeting to suggest that the town be run by a council of four: Toni, Tabitha, Frank, and Alice. This vote rubs Cheryl the wrong way and Veronica and Reggie go ahead with opening their casino, despite the plan being rejected by the council.

Betty and Archie reconnect their romantic feelings for each other and decide to give their relationship another go. However, as they start to hook up, the pair hear a ticking noise coming from under Archie’s bed, which comes from the bombs Hiram planted prior.

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