Riverdale takes hit after seven seasons – but fans aren't sad

Los Angeles, California – As many fans have turned their backs on Riverdale recently, it's no wonder that the series will come to an end after its upcoming season.

Archie Andrews, played by KJ Apa (l.) and Jughead Jones, played by Cole Sprouse, star in one of the CW's most popular shows, Riverdale.
Archie Andrews, played by KJ Apa (l.) and Jughead Jones, played by Cole Sprouse, star in one of the CW's most popular shows, Riverdale.  © Netflix

The CW TV show based on the Archie comic books will come to an end after its seventh season, which is set to be released this summer.

"I am a big believer of giving series that have had a long run an appropriate send-off," CW boss Mark Pedowitz said, nothing that producers were "thrilled with the decision" and "seven years is the right amount."

"We are going to treat the show in the manner it deserves. It’s been an iconic pop culture star and we want to make sure that it goes out the right way."

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The show tells the stories of cartoon character favorites Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead in the small town of Riverdale. The show saw huge success at its start of its run in January 2017, but interest has waned in recent years.

"I’m sad to be saying goodbye to Riverdale next season," said KJ Apa, who stars as Archie. Although, "I can’t say I’d miss dying my hair every week," he added.

The actor promised fans that "we are going to end it with a bang, and we can’t wait to share it with you."

Twitter was flooded with memes speculating the Riverdale cast is most likely overjoyed the series is coming to a close – as are many fans, who feel the series is long past its prime.

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