Even though Riverdale won't premiere until next year, The CW Television Network was nice enough to release a new official still from its pilot.
The image features a new look at K.J. Apa as the iconic redheaded-teenager, Archie Andrews, and our first look at Luke Perry as his easygoing father, Fred Andrews. Trying to sell us on their familial relationship, the actors are sporting matching outfits, which consist of a navy blue blazer, light-blue dress shirt, and blue jeans.
Based on the dark clothes and somber expressions they are wearing, along with a police car in the background and the fact that Mary Andrews hasn't been cast in the show, could this be a funeral for Archie's mother? I don't know for sure. I'm just connecting the dots.
The live-action series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones.
Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.
Riverdale is coming to The CW in early 2017!