Network: The CW
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: January 26, 2017 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Mädchen Amick, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Casey Cott, Madelaine Petsch, and Luke Perry.
TV show description:
A mystery drama, this TV show is based on characters that appear in the Archie comics series.
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Nothing feels the same in this quiet town.
Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events have made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music and not follow in the footsteps of his dad, Fred (Luke Perry). This is in spite of the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel).
Now, Archie has no one to mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray). She’s 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. UNfortunately, she’s still 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 Veronica and Archie — even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. Veronica finds a fast friend in Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), who she immediately recognizes as gay.
And then, there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch). She’s Riverdale’s Queen Bee and is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica. However, 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.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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