Riverdale's Cheryl Blossom Twitter Account Is Real


Fans who saw the Riverdale pilot at Comic Con International: San Diego this weekend may have noticed that at one point, Cheryl Blossom namedrops her Twitter handle.

...Or maybe they didn't notice, because as of this writing, @CherylBombshell has fewer than 20 followers. It seems to be the right "Cheryl Bombshell" account, though, because one of those handful of followers is Sarah Schechter, who serves as an executive producer on Riverdale and other CW/Greg Berlanti collaborations.

Though it debuted to an enthusiastic reception at Comic Con, Riverdale won't actually air until early 2017, when it joins The CW's lineup at midseason. A subversive take on Archie, Jughead, Josie and the Pussycats, and the rest, Riverdale blends classic Archie Comics elements with a Veronica Mars or Twin Peaks-style murder mystery, shattering the illusion of the idyllic small town which has characterized every previous onscreen incarnation of Riverdale.

In the show, Cheryl (Cherry) Blossom is one half of a pair of twins who shape much of what happens in the pilot. Cheryl is the mean-girl antagonist who finds herself at odds with Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, while the mysterious death of her twin brother Jason hangs over the town -- and Riverdale High in particular -- from the first moments of the series.

It's when Cheryl first meets Veronica, and proposes that the latter should try out for her cheerleading squad, that she tells her new "friend" that "If you follow me on Twitter, I'll do the same," informing her that her handle is CherylBombshell.

Up to this point, at least, Cheryl hasn't fulfilled that promise: the account isn't following anybody yet, and hasn't yet tweeted. Given that most audience members won't even hear about it until the pilot airs in January, it doesn't seem too farfetched to assume that maybe Cheryl's Twitter account won't be active until then.

In the meantime, why not give it a follow? Maybe she'll follow you back.