Production has begun on the twelfth episode of Riverdale's second season, and it's taking inspiration from a unique source.
The official Archie Comics Twitter account recently shared the script page for the episode, which is titled 'The Wicked and The Divine.' You can check it out below.
The episode will be directed by Rachel Talalay, who first garnered a following with Tank Girl. In the years since, she's become a regular director within the world of TV, lending her talents to Sherlock, Doctor Who, and The CW shows Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
Interestingly, the episode strays from Riverdale's usual trend of naming episodes after movie titles. There is not a movie titled 'The Wicked and The Divine', but there is a fan-favorite comic series of the same name (which, ironically, is headed to the small screen as well).
The Wicked and The Divine was created in 2014 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. The series follows modern-day incarnations of ancient deities, who manifest as various musical artists with a very limited lifespan.
The series tackles death, diversity, sexuality, gender roles, and music - all things that Riverdale has handled in spades. With that in mind, it's too early to predict exactly how the title will be reflected in the episode.
Will the episode show a more sinister side of Veronica and Hiram Lodge, judging by the title page's illustration? Could the title suggest a deeper - and potentially deadly - dive into Riverdale's music scene? Or maybe WicDiv's magical influences will bring in a certain teenaged witch? We'll just have to wait and see.
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.