Riverdale season four starts tonight (Wednesday, October 9) on The CW. Episodes will air weekly on the channel and will drop every Thursday morning on Netflix worldwide. Season four was given the green light in January 2019 and filming started earlier this year. Here’s everything you need to know about the filming locations for Riverdale season four.
Where is Riverdale season 4 set?
The fourth series of Riverdale will once again be set in the fictional town of the same name, based on the Archie Comics series.
So far, it has not been revealed where the US the town of Riverdale is situated but is most likely to be fictional.
Season four will pick up from the huge cliffhanger of season three, when Archie (played by KJ Apa), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and Betty (Lili Reinhart) were seen burning their clothes in the woods, trying to hide something before anyone found out.
Betty was spotted destroying Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) hat, prompting fears that something sinister had happened to him.
Speaking to PopBuzz, Cole Spouse said: “I think there’s a lot of potential and a lot of interesting narratives this season in the form of FP [Skeet Ulrich] and Jughead teaming up and playing the True Detective crime investigator father/son duo.
“I think there’s something really enjoyable about Jughead being the brain and FP being the brawn of that investigation.
“That’s something I’d personally like to see going into season four.”
Fans will be hoping to find out in the season premiere tonight if Jughead is still alive or not.
The new series will also pay tribute to Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews in the show.
Perry passed away in March 2019 and the first episode will begin with a special tribute to Perry, featuring his 90210 co-stars Shannen Doherty in a guest role.
Where is Riverdale season 4 filmed?
Riverdale season four was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lord Byng Secondary School in Vancouver serves as the exterior of Riverdale High School.
Other schools in Vancouver also to feature in Riverdale are Burnaby Mountain Secondary School and John Oliver Secondary School.
The High School football games and other outdoor scenes are filmed in Kerrisdale Park, close to John Oliver Secondary School.
Pop’s Diner where the Riverdale gang usually visits was originally filmed at Rocko’s Family Diner in Mission, British Columbia.
However, as the show has gone on, the diner is filmed in a studio.
The Whyte Wyrm dive bar is filmed at Abby’s Country Cabaret in Langley and Fort Langley Community Hall serves as Riverdale Town Hall.
The Permanent building which used to be a bank in 1906, is the set of The Pembroke, the luxurious apartment of Veronica’s family.
The Strathcona Neighbourhood in Vancouver is where Archie’s yellow and red house is based and Queen’s Park Neighbourhood is where Betty’s house is located.
Other filming locations in Vancouver include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Barnet Marine Park and the Alouette Lake.
The only scene not shot in Vancouver is the opening sequence of Riverdale, which was filmed in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Riverdale season 4 airs Wednesdays on The CW and Thursdays on Netflix