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Riverdale (The CW 2017, KJ Apa, Ashleugh Murray)

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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.

production details
USA | The CW | x45 minutes | Premiered 26 January 2017

Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,

cast
Tom McBeath as Smithers
Luke Perry as Fred Andrews
Tony Todd as Farmer McGinty
Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge
Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper
Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper
Brit Morgan as Penny Peabody
Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle
Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews
K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Casey Cott as Kevin Keller