Huge spoilers for season two of Riverdale below!
The second season of Riverdale is currently filming, with fans getting one step closer to the next installment of The CW's hit series.
And judging by recent set photos, the first episode of the season is set to be as extravagant as ever. New photos - which you can see in our gallery below - capture much of Riverdale's ensemble cast dressed to the nines for what appears to be a wedding.
Joining in on the festivities are much of the show's cast, including Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Reggie Butler (Charles Melton), Valerie Brown (Hayley Law), and Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray).
So, are the couple taking their relationship to a whole other level, or is something else at play here - maybe even a dream sequence?
For one thing, Archie Comics have had a precedent for non-canonical weddings. Between 2009 and 2010, the 'Archie Marries' storyline explored separate timelines that showed Archie's wedding to Veronica, as well as his wedding to Betty Cooper. A similar storyline was then done in 2012 between Archie and the aforementioned Valerie, entitled 'Archie Marries Valerie', but it too remained separate from the official comics canon.
And of course, season one of Riverdale boasted a fair share of dream sequences, from the appearance of a zombie Jason Blossom to the fan-favorite retro dinner party sequence. Seeing as the guests seen at the wedding include Jason, as well as the ambigously-fated Fred Andrews, it can be presumed that Archie and Veronica's wedding isn't happening right after the events of the finale - and may not be happening within the timeline of the show at all.
Click through our gallery below to see the (very spoilery) set photos from Riverdale season 2. Fans will just have to wait and see exactly what they mean when Riverdale season premiere - the title of which has already been revealed - airs on Wednesday, October 11th.
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The first season of RIVERDALE found our characters reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. For many who had seen their home as perfect, safe, and innocent, the investigation into Jason’s murder peeled back the layers of their hometown to reveal a place bubbling over with secrets, mysteries, and scandals. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), for instance, grew from a sweet, all-American kid into a young man acutely aware of the darker side of life—he broke his best friend’s heart, had a forbidden relationship with his music teacher, and grappled with whether he wanted to follow in his dad’s salt-of-the-earth footsteps. On the positive side, Archie repaired his friendship with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), found some success as a musician—thanks in part to Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her band, the Pussycats—and found a new romantic interest in femme fatale Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes). New to town, Veronica spent the season trying to atone for her “bad girl” past, all the while wrestling with her beloved father’s criminal legacy—and contending with a mother, Hermione (Marisol Nichols), who might not be as innocent as she claimed. Veronica became fast-friends with Archie’s girl-next-door neighbor, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), who did some growing up of her own this season. After Archie’s rejection, Betty threw herself into running the school paper, “The Blue and Gold,” where she discovered a better romantic match in sardonic outsider Jughead. Together, they tracked down Betty’s sister Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye), who had been sent away by their overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick). Under the guise of writing for the school paper, Betty and Jughead investigated Jason Blossom’s death—which led to them discover that Jughead’s father—FP Jones (guest star Skeet Ulrich)—was involved with covering up Jason’s murder. Meanwhile, Jason’s twin sister Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) ruled the school as Riverdale High’s venomous, merciless Red Queen—until she learned the true identity of Jason’s killer. As the town breathed a collective sigh of relief that Jason’s killer had been found out, another terrible crime occurred, in a space that had been considered one of the town’s safest, most innocent places. If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter Season Two, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).