Riverdale season 7 is set to ditch more bizarre elements in favour of a “very grounded” tone.
This insight was provided by Cheryl Blossom actress Madelaine Petsch during a recent chat with Variety.
“We are shaking things up. Everyone is dating everyone,” she teased.
Asked by the publication if she’s ever taken aback by the outlandishness of Riverdale scripts, Petsch went on to reply: “Yes. I wouldn’t say so much this season, though.
“There is one pretty major thing in my family life that’s bizarre and amazing. Other than that, this season is very grounded and focused around relationships. You’re really getting what made the show so special in season one, which was the relationships in the town.
“This season is more pared down with the craziness, but there are some bizarre things happening.”
On the contrary, back in June showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the seventh and final season of the supernatural teen drama will take “big” swings.
“When we were renewed for season 7, though we weren’t told at the time it’d be our final season, I think we were all feeling that it might be,” he began.
“When Mark [Pedowitz, CEO of The CW] and I talked about it… it was bittersweet. That said, we are so proud of the run we’ve had, and the call did come as we were working on the last episode of season 6.
“We were debating on what the final beats of that episode would be and torn between a very big swing and a quieter ending. And it definitely emboldened us to go for the big swing for season 7. It’s really exciting.”
Riverdale airs on The CW in the US and will end with season 7. In the UK, you can stream via Netflix.