Riverdale season 4, episode 17 release date: Is Riverdale on this week?

The CW has announced Riverdale will be taking a break for several weeks. Riverdale recently resolved its central mystery surrounding the death of Jughead Jones (played by Cole Sprouse). The truth about Jughead’s supposed demise was explained as Donna Sweett (Sarah Desjardins) was unmasked as the evil mastermind behind the plot to bump off the beanie-wearing teen.

Is Riverdale on this week? When does Riverdale season 4, episode 17 air?

The most recent episode saw Jughead explaining his elaborate ruse and how he tricked his fellow students at Stonewall Prep into believing he was dead.

Season four of Riverdale will soon see a new mystery enveloping the core four as more developments came out of the later instalment.

On top of this, Riverdale will also be airing its annual musical episode which will be the next one to hit screens.

However, there’s going to be a bit of a break between episodes 16 and 17 with US network The CW announcing the new recently.

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While the show is known for taking a break of a week here and there, the show is going to be off screens for three weeks now.

The CW has confirmed Riverdale season four, episode 17 is called Wicked Little Town and won’t be airing until Wednesday, April 8 in America.

This means British viewers won’t be able to watch the episode until Thursday, April 9 when it will be dropping on Netflix UK.

While no reason has been given for the delay, Riverdale usually takes breaks for American public holidays.

Luckily, fans have been treated to a short promo to whet their appetites as they are left champing at the bit for the next episode.

In the trailer, Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) has a heated meeting with Principal Honey (Kerr Smith) and demands the headteacher reconsider his decision regarding the yearly school production.

Kevin passionately says: “Hedwig speaks to my entire generation” as he’s later dressed as the iconic character.

Principal Honey replies: “It’s not appropriate for students.” His words mark a rebellion at Riverdale High as pink ticket tape flies through the air.

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Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) says to her friends: “What if we all perform songs from Hedwig?”

The trailer cuts to the entire student population donning bouffant wigs as they form an army of Hedwigs in protest.

Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) also appears to have temper tantrum as she throws something across the room, suggesting she and the others pupils of Riverdale High won’t be going down without a fight.

However, Principal Honey looks undeterred as he tells them: “Cancel the variety show.”

Most recently, Warner Bros confirmed Riverdale had halted production after a member of the production team was being evaluated for coronavirus.

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A spokesperson told CNN: “We have been made aware that a team member from Riverdale, which is produced in Vancouver, was recently in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation.”

They went on to say: “We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member.

“The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.

“Out of an abundance of caution, production on Riverdale is currently suspended.”

There’s no word yet on when Riverdale will return and the suspension follows suit with many other TV show and films.

Riverdale airs on The CW in the US on Wednesdays and Thursdays on Netflix UK

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