The first season of Riverdale captivated audiences when it premiered earlier this year, adapting the Archie Comics cast of characters to a modern murder mystery.
And after the season one finale left things on a rather shocking note, fans have been eagerly wanting to know where Riverdale goes next. According to recent reports, the sophomore season of The CW series is one step closer to hitting TV screens.
The official Archie Comics Twitter revealed that filming on Riverdale's second season begins on Thursday, June 22nd. Accompanying the tweet - which you can see below - is a photo of Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), hiding his face from the camera while he eats a burger.
This is accompanied by several social media posts from the show's cast and crew, including a packed cast photo courtesy of Madchen Amick.
The family has gathered 👨👩👧👦 Here we go for #Riverdale season2!! Our table read of eps 1,2&3 were EPIC you guys 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @mark_consuelos @marisolnichols @robseidenglanz @thatthingofwhen @writerras @conniedolphin @martincummins_ @lochlynmunro @caseycott @kjapa @_melton_ @madelame @camimendes @colesprouse @lilireinhart @thecwriverdale @gberlanti @sarahsowitty @archiecomics
Amick's Instagram post, which shows the cast at their table read for the first three episodes of the season, is particularly interesting. Not only does it include new cast members Charles Melton (as the recast Reggie Butler) and Mark Consuelos (as the highly-anticipated Hiram Lodge), but Luke Perry is seemingly absent from the photo.
While this might worry those who are wondering about the fate of Perry's character, Fred Andrews, it certainly hints at quite a mystery for the show's sophomore season. Fans will just have to wait and see 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).0comments