Will The CW renew Riverdale for a second season? Recent news points to yes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Archie Comics just signed a new deal with Warner Bros.
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale offers a dark and subversive take on the classic characters from Archie Comics. The cast includes KJ Apa, Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Molly Ringwald, Luke Perry, and Sarah Habel. Season one of the teen drama just premiered on January 26th.
Archie Comics’ exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television includes the development of new series and projects based on the publisher’s catalog. This a good indication that Riverdale will be renewed for a second season. So far, the series has been a ratings success on The CW, earning an average rating of .47 in the 18-49 demo and 1.242 million viewers.
From Archie CEO Jon Goldwater:
“Archie is unique in that we have a huge library of characters that are not only recognizable, but they’re successful and entertaining.”
What do you think? Are you watching Riverdale? Do you want a second season? Which Archie Comics characters do you think should get their own series?