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Riverdale: Tensions Mount in Season 2 Premiere Photos

A slew of new photos from the season two premiere episode of Riverdale were released online today. Season two of the Archie Comics adaptation keeps the murder-mystery aspect from the first season alive, with Archie's father Fred potentially biting the dust.

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The promotional photos, which are shrouded in mystery and brooding, highlight many of the series' key players, including Archie, Veronica, Cheryl, Betty, Kevin, Josie and the Pussycats and a whole lot more. Riverdale's second season sees Archie looking for revenge after his father's shooting, and spells trouble for Betty and Veronica's friendship. A new character, the Sugar Man, has been teased too.

Following months of hints from the producers of Riverdale, and speculation from critics and fans alike, the CW and Warner Bros. Television have confirmed they will develop a drama based on the Archie Comics series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The series is based on a horror comic series by the same name. Written and executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the project is planned to debut during the 2018-19 television season as a companion to Riverdale.

Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201a_0124.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201a_0100.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201a_0307.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201a_0339.jpg -- Pictured: KJ Apa as Archie Andrews -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201a_0538.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Martin Cummins as Sheriff Keller, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0067.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0112.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0082.jpg -- Pictured: Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0117.jpg -- Pictured: Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0297.jpg -- Pictured: Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0161.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Casey Cott as Kevin Keller and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0363.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0334.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0404.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Asha Bromfield as Melody, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, and Hayley Law as Valerie -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201b_0439.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Riverdale -- "A Kiss Before Dying" -- Image Number: RVD201c_0105.jpg -- Pictured: Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

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Returning Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT 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.

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