Riverdale Season 1 ended on a major cliffhanger as Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) was shot by a mysterious attacker, leaving the fate of Archie’s (KJ Apa) father up in the air. As Season 2 of the series will be starting production soon, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, show-runner and executive producer, revealed today the official title for the season premiere.
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The CW has yet to announce how many episodes the second season will have. All we know about Season 2 is that Charles Melton will be replacing Ross Butler as Reggie, while Casey Cott’s Kevin will be a series regular and that Mark Consuelos (Pitch) has been cast as Hiram Lodge, father of Veronica (Camila Mendes) and husband of Hermione (Marisol Nichols).
“Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.”
Riverdale Season 2 will premiere sometime in October on its new timeslot at Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. The complete first season will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD starting on August 15.
Source: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
‘Riverdale’ Season 1 Promotional Images
Riverdale Season 1 Episode 13 – “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter”
Pictured: Luke Perry as Fred Andrews — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW