In the recent TV season, Archie Comics decided to throw their hat into the pool by bringing Riverdale to The CW. The show has been renewed for a second season and will be joining The CW’s big line-up of DC TV shows that are also returning.
Production on Season 2 is set to begin sometime this month in Vancouver, Canada. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, show-runner and executive producer of Riverdale, revealed the title for the season premiere which will be called “A Kiss Before Dying”. It remains to be seen whether that is a good or bad sign for Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) whose fate is currently up in the air after the cliffhanger in the season 1 finale.
Aguirre-Sacasa recently released the title for the second episode of Season 2 while also hinting that it might be a dangerous one for Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), with the hashtag #PreyForKevin. Episode 2 is called “The Watcher In The Woods” and will air on on Wednesday, October 18.
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) June 13, 2017
Not a lot of details have been shared about Season 2 so far, other than a few updates for certain cast members. Charles Melton will be replacing Ross Butler as Reggie, while Cott’s Kevin and Skeet Ulrich’s FP Jones have been promoted to series regulars. Mark Consuelos (Pitch) will be entering Riverdale in Season 2 as he has been cast as Hiram Lodge, husband of Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and father of Veronica (Camila Mendes).
Riverdale Season 2 will begin on Wednesday, October 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
Source: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.