Riverdale: Fred's Life Hangs in the Balance in New Promo

Riverdale's first season ended with a masked robber shooting Archie's father Fred Andrews at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe. Earlier in September, a synopsis for the Season 2 premiere revealed that it would pick up right where the first left off, with Fred's life hanging in the balance. Now, a new promo for the show offers a glimpse of Fred's dire condition.

The video opens with a line from Cole Sprouse's Jughead: "Our story continues..." The promo then shows short clips of the gang, including a steamy shower scene between Veronica and Archie; someone with a gun at what appears to be a wedding; and Archie's friends rallying around him at the hospital. The clip also features Archie talking on the phone to his mother Mary (Molly Ringwald), telling her, "Mom, we're in trouble here."

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Riverdale Season 2 will follow Archie on the hunt for revenge as he searches for the person responsible for shooting his father, which may not have been a random event. Season 2 will also spell trouble for Betty and Veronica's friendship and feature a character called the Sugar Man, who will factor into the continuing story of the Blossoms.

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Returning October 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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