When “Riverdale” arrives on The CW next month, K.J. Apa’s Archie Andrews and his friends will bring life to the beloved cast of Archie Comics characters. The live-action series features appearances from many of the classic comic’s stable, including Betty, Veronica and Jughead, and those are just the characters that feature front-and-center in the show’s latest poster.
Archie’s love interests and best friend aren’t the only ones to turn up in the poster. Josie of Josie and the Pussycats fame as well as Cheryl Blossom both get a spot, though they loom outside the window with Jughead by their side.
“Riverdale” sets the well-known characters of Archie Comics into a subversive, surreal “Twin Peaks”-like setting. The show will explore the themes of love, family, high school and a tragic death, in what appears to be a much less kid-friendly take than typical Archie fare. It’s also executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who’s also the driving creative force of The CW’s “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
Starring K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, “Riverdale” will debut Thursday, January 26 at 9 pm on The CW. The series also stars Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle and more. “Breakfast Club” alum Molly Ringwald will also recur as Archie’s mother Mary.
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