There was a poignant undercurrent to the final three episodes of series three, which were dedicated to the memory of Luke Perry, who had starred in the show since its first series in 2017.
Perry played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, until the actor died earlier this year at the age of 52.
The opening seconds of the trailer for the series show Archie receiving the news of his father’s death. Want to know when you can watch the new episodes? Read on…
When is Riverdale season 4 on Netflix?
Following the raucous, occasionally uneven entertainment Riverdale provided last time out, season four is back on Netflix in the UK on Thursday, October 10.
As well as dealing with the death of Perry, the new series catches up with Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick), who was last seen helping the FBI potentially investigate cultish group The Farm.
Writing to more than 526,000 followers on Instagram, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said: ‘It’s an episode that’s bursting with sadness, but even more so with love.
‘I’m humbled by the outstanding, heroic work everyone did on it. I hope you like it, Luke. As Archie says about his dad, “You will always be a part of Riverdale.”‘
Shannen Doherty, who starred alongside Perry in Beverly Hills: 90210 and was a friend of the late actor, has said she is ‘deeply honoured’ to be one of the guest stars in the new series.
Riverdale season 4 is on Netflix from 8am on Thursday, October 10.