One of the breakout dramas of this television season, The CW’s Riverdale has already garnered a cult following, not to mention a second-season renewal. With its modern reimagining of classic Archie Comics characters, the series took some risks that paid off.
With its first season concluded, delivering as intense and emotionally draining episode as anything Riverdale has done before, fans eagerly await for the return of Archie and the gang this fall in Season Two.
“I think the whole show is going to be getting darker and stranger,” Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones, told TVLine. “We’re going to be leaning into a lot of those qualities that a lot of people ended up loving in the first couple of episodes — this heavy cinematography, this overbearing coloration, this really dark content that’s kind of over-the-top and campy, but it’s taken very seriously.”
Riverdale has already been likened to Twin Peaks, both in terms of overall tone and the impression that anything can happen at any time. An even darker Riverdale should prove enticing to fans.
Returning Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW, Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.