A “very grounded” tone will replace more bizarre elements in Riverdale season 7.
During a recent interview with Variety, Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom, shared this perspective.
Everyone is dating everyone, we are upending everything,” she joked.
When asked by the magazine if the absurdity of Riverdale scripts has ever surprised her, Petsch continued: “Yes, but not so much this season, in my opinion.
“One fairly significant event in my family’s life is peculiar and amazing. Apart from that, this season is very grounded and relationship-centered. The relationships in the town, which were what made the first season of the show so unique, are now really coming into focus.
“This season is more pared down with the craziness, but there are some bizarre things happening.”
The seventh and final season of the supernatural teen drama, however, will reportedly take “big” swings, according to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who made this revelation back in June.
Though we weren’t informed at the time that season 7 would be our last, I believe we all had a sneaking suspicion that it might be, he said.
“The call did come as we were working on the final episode of season 6, so when Mark [Pedowitz, CEO of The CW] and I talked about it, it was bittersweet, but we are so proud of the run we’ve had.
“We were debating between a very big swing and a quieter ending when deciding what the episode’s concluding beats should be.