Based on the characters from Archie Comics, the drama follows the residents of a small town in the wake of a mysterious murder. The cast includes KJ Apa, Luke Perry, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Casey Cott, and Madelaine Petsch.
The renewal is not that surprising. Archie Comics just signed a new development deal with Warner Bros. Television, and the ratings for Riverdale have been okay so far. Season one is currently averaging a .43 rating in the 18-49 demo with 1.155 million viewers. While not great, Deadline reports the series’ delayed and digital viewership has been high for the The CW, “growing 78% in adults 18-34 and 85% in women 18-34 in Live+7 day ratings over L+SD.”
What do you think? Are you watching Riverdale? Are you glad it’s been renewed?