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SDCC: The CW’s “Riverdale” Has a ‘Taboo Slumber Party,’ Dark & Sexy Archie Andrews

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SDCC: The CW’s “Riverdale” Has a ‘Taboo Slumber Party,’ Dark & Sexy Archie Andrews

The CW is bringing their signature touch to their Archie Comics adaptation “Riverdale,” with the cast and crew teasing a “taboo slumber party” scene while speaking to Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con International in San Diego this weekend.

“There is a very taboo slumber party that happens in Episode 7 where many of the kids will be kissing,” said Executive Producer and Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who described the series as “‘Archie’ meets ‘Twin Peaks.’

The CW’s adaptation follows Archie (K.J. Apa) and the rest of Riverdale Gang from the beloved comic strip as they try to solve the mystery of who killed Jason Blossom.

“It’s definitely ‘Archie,’ but a little darker, a little more complex and a little weirder than you might remember from the digest you bought at the supermarket,” said Aguirre-Sacasa.

Of course, this is still The CW, so the show will also heavily feature the relationships among the characters, with the Aguirre-Sacasa even revealing that Betty and Veronica will kiss at some point in the series.

“We’re going to follow all the twists and turns of that but of course it’s ‘Archie,’ it’s ‘Riverdale,’ it’s The CW,” Aguirre-Sacasa said after a screening of the pilot at SDCC. “There’s going to be a lot of romances and I can tell you that most of the people [on this panel] will become involved with each other.”

Archie Comics began in 1941, with the original “Archie” series running until June 2015, followed by a critically-acclaimed and modernized reboot from fan-favorite creators Mark Waid and Fiona Staples in July 2015. The publisher also recently launched a new “Betty & Veronica” ongoing series written and drawn by Adam Hughes.

As with all of the shows on The CW, the series stars a group of attractive teens and 20-somethings, this time including Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray and Cole Sprouse. Rounding out the still very attractive adult cast is Luke Perry as Archie’s father. It was developed by Aguirre-Sacasa and the “Arrow”-verse’s Greg Berlanti for Warner Bros. Television and is currently set to premiere on The CW on October 3, 2016.

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