Earlier today, The CW released the first trailer for Riverdale, an upcoming television adaptation of Archie Comics, and revealed that the show will premiere in January 2017. The television network also released a new batch of stills from the pilot.
The stills feature Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge, as well as Hermione Lodge, Cheryl Blossom, and Josie McCoy. Four of the images take place at Pop Tate's Chocklit Shoppe, a frequent hangout for the Riverdale youths. And another trio are set at a dance, where we see Cheryl in front of a microphone, Josie singing, and Archie and Betty gazing into each other's eyes as they dance.
Check them all out in our gallery below.
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 premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9/8c on The CW!