When Riverdale was first announced as a new show for The CW, fans wondered how the Archie Comics stable of characters would translate to television.
It turns out when you make them overdramatic teenagers investigating a murder mystery, they translate pretty damn well!
The show was a hit for The CW, prompting the network to pickup another season of the series. With writing on Season 2 currently underway, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is working on scripts for the first few episodes.
He already revealed the title of the season premiere, but now he’s unveiled the titles of the next two episodes along with some intriguing artwork that could hint at the series direction moving forward.
The second episode will be titled “Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks” and the art features Archie, Jughead, and Juggy’s new dog Hot Dog getting some burgers at Pop’s.
The third episode is called “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher In The Woods,” which sounds like a Game of Thrones title. That artwork features Kevin Keller running away from a hooded man in the woods.
These have ominous implications for Keller in the second season. It could be that he gets tipped off to a clue regarding the identity of whoever shot Fred Andrews in the shocking season finale. Or maybe he’s just taking a late night stroll and happens to bump into a serial killer. It’s Riverdale, after all — weirder things have happened!
Riverdale is now streaming on Netflix. Season 2 is expected to premiere in the fall.
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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).