The teen drama offers a dark and subversive take on the classic Archie Comics characters like Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Archie. The cast includes Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa, Molly Ringwald, Luke Perry, and Sarah Habel.
In the interview, Aguirre-Sacasa said not only will the show not focus on the famous Archie/Betty/Veronica love triangle, but Betty and Veronica will be friends:
It was much more important for me to have Betty [Lili Reinhart] and Veronica [Camila Mendes] be real friends, not bitchy frenemies. The truth is, Archie [KJ Apa], Betty and Veronica will all have romantic storylines that don’t lock us into the love triangle — not at all during Season 1, at least.”
However, don’t rule out a love triangle completely:
There’s a reason the comic books have been around for 75 years. There’s a reason why even shows that aren’t ‘Riverdale’ have love triangles. That will always be a little bit a part of it, but it’s not my bag. I don’t want Betty and Veronica to be fighting over Archie. The comic book has done that, there are fresher ways to tell that story.”
Riverdale premieres on The CW tonight, January 26th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Archie Comics? Will you watch Riverdale?