Although fans will have to wait and see if Dobrev is in the new series, season five is going to be kicking off with the remaining episodes from the fourth outing.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, these instalments weren’t completed in time and so season four was truncated.
But given their importance marking the end of high school, they were filmed at a later date and will start off the new series.
Once these episodes are out of the way, fans will then see a five-year time-jump during which the main foursome will have gone to college and moved onto the next part of their lives.
Fans should be prepared to see the end of some big romances between Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart).
The characters are likely to have changed markedly in this time by their experiences with new romances on the cards.
Riverdale season 5 will premiere on The CW on January 20, 2021 and Netflix UK on January 21, 2021