Riverdale, The CW’s subversive take on the beloved comic book series Archie, is set to premiere in just 10 days coinciding with the characters 75th anniversary. The series reimagines the story in modern day and sports a relatively unknown cast with the exceptions of 80’s and 90’s stars Molly Ringwald and Luke Perry. So far, the promos have teased murder, sex, mystery, and chaos but have left much to be desired in terms of character.
Cole Sprouse, the actor behind Archies best friend Jughead Jones recently dished on how he fought for his character to remain asexual as Jughead was revealed to be just last year in the comics, however. That is not going to be the case going forward in the series.
In a new interview released by The CW, Sprouse takes you inside the mind of the observant, budding writer:
“Jugheads really like film-noir in this sort of. Sardonic, sarcastic, schemie. A little more tone down, a little more creepy kind of Jughead.”
This take on Jughead seems like a perfect fit for The CW’s reimagined version of Archie. Check out the full interview below where Sprouse also teases Archie and Jughead at the center of a personal conflict between each other when the series kicks off.
The series also stars K.J. Apa, Camilla Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, and Shannon Purser.
Riverdale premieres January 29, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Here’s the official synopsis:
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…
Source: The CW