Netflix has been the only way that Riverdale fans without access to The CW can watch the series. Riverdale, however, may soon be leaving Netflix after WarnerMedia chief creative officer Kevin Reilly said the show may move to their new streaming platform. The WarnerMedia streaming platform does not have a release date yet, but Riverdale may leave Netflix as soon as spring 2019.
Reilly’s statement does make it seem that Riverdale will be leaving Netflix.
At a Television Critics Association winter press tour event, he said of The CW content: “We’re very interested in putting that on our platform.”
The CW has an output deal with Netflix that gives the service exclusive streaming rights to their shows, which include not only Riverdale but other shows like The Flash, Arrow and Supernatural.
However, this deal expires in spring, after which time it seems WarnerMedia, who own The CW, want to move its content from Netflix.
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER SERIES OF RIVERDALE?
Riverdale may soon be leaving Netflix to join the WarnerMedia streaming service (Image: CW)
WarnerMedia has not yet revealed whether its as-yet-unnamed streaming service will be global or only in the US.
A number of high-profile streaming services like Hulu are not available in the UK due to rights