Following yesterday's announcement teaser, The CW today released an extended trailer for Riverdale, giving audiences their longest look yet at Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's steamy Archie Comics adaptation.
The series centers on life in the seemingly-idyllic small town after the murder of Jason Blossom, a popular local teen. Meanwhile, a new girl in town -- Camilla Mendes's Veronica Lodge -- starts to capture the attention of everyone from football hunk Archie Andrews to ice queen Cheryl Blossom, the sister of the deceased.
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.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee) writes and executive produces, along with exec producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. Lee Toland Krieger directs.
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Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.