Comic-Con 2017 has proven to be a great one for Riverdale fans, as a plethora of announcements have come their way. With the series ending its first season on a high note, the second season is hoping to continue the momentum, and it’s apparent in the new trailer the intensity has been ramped up.
You can check out the brand new trailer below:
Apart from the trailer, it was also announced that Vanessa Morgan will be joining the second season of the show as Toni Topaz, a Riverdale resident who normally sports purple hair and is considered to be bisexual. Executive Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed that the show will indeed explore her sexuality.
ET got a chance to speak Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in more detail in which they discussed Topaz’s role in the show.
“Toni Topaz is a character who was added on a little more recently in the comic books and she’s always been very, very vivacious, exciting and a bit of a disrupter. She very famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones. In the Riverdale version of this character, she’s going to be a student at Southside High. She’s going to be a member of the Southside Serpents and she’s going to be a friend and confidant to Jughead Jones.”
It’ll be exciting to see Topaz’s relationship with Jughead, especially because Jughead and Betty have become closer since we last saw them.
The second season of Riverdale will be receiving a full-order 22 episodes, which is 9 more episodes than the first season.
“We were so happy with the response that people had to season one. We gave it our all and we were so happy that the fans were so passionate and that people so responded to these characters and these actors that everyone loves. I think the one thing that we wanted to do in season one that we didn’t get a chance to was explore some of our secondary characters.
Characters like Kevin, like Josie, and like the Pussycats, so 22 episodes is just a much, much bigger canvas and allows us to kind of spotlight those characters in a really big way. For example, episode three is probably our biggest and our strongest Kevin Keller episode and Josie is going to be much more part of the gang. She’s going to be a River Vixen and she’s going to have romances and stuff, so it’s not just going to be music stories. It’s going to be so great to have that room to explore.
Season one was kind of all about who killed Jason Blossom, but in season two, we launch two or three kind of big sort of mysteries. The biggest thing that I think I’m most excited about, and that most people will be excited about, is just to have more time with these characters that they love. We all wanted [22 episodes] and that’s what we were working towards, so we’re really excited about it. It’s a huge mountain to climb but we’re ready.”
Riverdale returns to The CW on October 11.
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.