Civil war is coming to Riverdale. No, not the kind with Iron Man and Captain America duking it out, but the kind where a town is split almost right down the middle because tensions have finally spilled over thanks to one terrible event.
While speaking with Vulture about the decision to shoot Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) in the season 1 finale, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa went on to discuss how the final event at Pop’s leads to the town’s breakdown:
Pop’s has always been the mythic heart of Riverdale and at various points in season one, people refer to it as the one place they feel safe. Betty says that to Archie at one point. Most of our emotional moments are at Pop’s. The idea that the heart of Riverdale was corrupted and what has been a safe place has fallen into crime and darkness hints at the theme of season two. It’s a civil war in Riverdale between the South Side, where the criminal elements reside, and the rest of the town. That’s what we’re exploring for season two — but always with the noir element and the true-crime element. The other big thing is that everyone felt safe in Riverdale and in Pop’s, and what happens when that is taken away and you’re in a world where anything can happen at any moment? What happens living in that fearful state of mind, in that fear and emotion where death can be lurking?
With the town’s final piece of innocence stripped, the residents of Riverdale will have to navigate a world in which there are no more safe havens. And with Jughead (Cole Sprouse) donning a South Side Serpents jacket in the finale, it also remains to be seen what side of this war he’ll fight on and what that means for Betty (Lili Reinhart).
Riverdale season 2 will premiere sometime in October in its new timeslot: Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. The complete first season will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD starting on August 15.
10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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