Riverdale is an upcoming American teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics.It has been ordered to series at The CW and is scheduled to air during the 2016-17 televison season coinciding with the Archie character’s 75th anniversary. The pilot is set to premiere on January 26, 2017. It is written by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Greg Berlanti.
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows… Based on the characters from Archie Comics.
Casting Role Riverdale Season 2
- Olivia Ryan Stern as Tina Patel: “The super-smart little sister of Archie Comics character Raj Patel, Tina has been described as an Indian Veronica. Tina is one of Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom’s best friends (along with Ginger Lopez).” Olivia was cast in the role on March 16, 2016.
- Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason: “Archie’s jock friend.” Kearsley was cast on March 9, 2016.
- Daniel Yang and Major Curda as Dilton Doiley: “The smartest kid in town.” Yang was cast on March 9, 2016. Yang was replaced by Curda
- Irie Hayleau as Valerie Brown: “The songwriter, bassist, and backup vocalist for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.” Hayleau was cast on March 9, 2016
- Ashanti Bromfield as Melody Valentine: “The drummer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.” Bromfield was cast on March 9, 2016
- Sarah Habel as Ms. Grundy: Riverdale High’s young music teacher who had a forbidden relationship with Archie.
- Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs: Ethel has a major crush on Jughead in the comics, but on Riverdale, Ethel will find herself in a romantic relationship with someone very different and will also be drawn into a friendship with Veronica and Betty after they team up for a revenge plot on Archie’s rival, Reggie.
- Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy: Mayor of Riverdale and mother of Josie McCoy.
- Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones: The leader of the Southside Serpents, a gang of criminals that live and operate on the fringes of Riverdale. He also has a mysterious connection to Jughead. Ulrich will make his debut in the fourth episode.
- Raúl Castillo as Oscar: Oscar is a serious and successful songwriter from New York who is a visiting professor at Riverdale’s Carson College who agrees to audition Archie in the hopes of possibly mentoring the aspiring singer-songwriter. Castillo will make his debut in the fifth episode.
- Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper: The older sister of Betty, and the daughter of Alice and Hal Cooper.
- Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper: The father of Betty and Polly, and the husband of Alice Cooper.
- Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews: The mother of Archie, who left two years ago to follow her dreams, but returns to Riverdale in her family’s hour of need. She not only reconnects with Archie and her husband, Fred, but also her former high school friends Hermione and Alice. Ringwald was cast on December 15, 2016, and is set to appear in episodes 10 and 11.
- Jordan Calloway as Chuck Clayton.
- Tom McBeath as Smithers: The butler for the Lodge family.
Riverdale Season 2 Release Date 2018
Plenty of new shows already debuted this season, but one of the most anticipated has to be The CW’s midseason series Riverdale. Even though the network has kept pretty mum on the official details, we do have a handful of things to be excited about, including Cole Sprouse’s return to TV. If you’ve recently found yourself scratching your head, wondering what it’s all about, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the rundown on what you can expect from the upcoming show.Seeing the popularity of the show it is very much predicted CW would be looking forward for Season 2.Stay tuned for more updates for your favourite show.We will post latest updates of this season.