‘Riverdale’ Season 2: All the things We Know So Far

Counting down the times till Riverdale returns? Right here’s a complete information of the whole lot we learn about The CW drama’s second season to date, which kicks off on Wednesday, October 11.

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A First Look

The primary trailer for the upcoming season (watch it above, together with some bloopers!) premiered at San Diego Comedian-Con in July, and it didn’t disappoint. Followers see Archie (Ok.J. Apa) carrying his wounded father (who was shot within the season 1 finale) into the hospital as associates rush to his facet.

It looks like Archie is aware of extra concerning the taking pictures than he lets on, and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is theorizing that it could have been a success. To listen to Pop Tate (Alvin Sanders) inform it, the shooter was “the angel of loss of life.”

Additionally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) is again to her maniacal methods, warning her burned and bandaged mom of the pecking order shifting ahead.

Variety of Episodes

When you thought 13 episodes per season simply wasn’t sufficient, right here’s some excellent news: Season 2 will include 22 episodes, so buckle up for lots extra Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), Josie and the Pussycats and different Riverdale faves.

The Title of the First Six Episodes

Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been teasing Season 2 episodes on his Twitter account for weeks now, and he’s already spilled the titles of the primary six: “A Kiss Earlier than Dying,” “Nighthawks,” “The Watcher within the Woods,” “The City That Dreaded Sunset,” “When a Stranger Calls” and “Loss of life Proof.” All very ominous and oh so Riverdale!

Fred Andrews’ Destiny

Aguirre-Sacasa advised the group at Riverdale’s Comedian-Con panel in July that Fred’s (Luke Perry) destiny might be revealed by the top of the season 2 premiere.

Veronica’s Dad Is Coming

Mark Consuelos joins season 2 of Riverdale as Veronica’s (Camila Mendes) legal father, Hiram Lodge, and he’s going to be a little bit of a thriller.

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“He’s not just like the Serpents, who’re a street-level gang,” Aguirre-Sacasa advised Leisure Weekly. “He’s working at a a lot increased stage and has tentacles in every single place. The questions might be: Is Hiram actually reformed? What does he need? How does Veronica determine into his plans? How will Archie determine into his plans?”

Veronica’s Dangerous-Boy Ex Exhibits Up

Veronica’s in a brand new relationship with Archie, and he or she’s coping with her dad being again in Riverdale, so why not throw a bad-boy ex within the combine? Mendes revealed at Comedian-Con that Nick St. Clair goes to convey out Veronica’s darkish facet.

“Darkish Veronica is way darker than Darkish Betty,” govt producer Sarah Schechter teased at Comedian-Con.

New Reggie

A serious recast is coming to Riverdale: Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, beforehand performed by 13 Causes Why actor Ross Butler, will now be performed by Charles Melton. Butler’s busy schedule pressured the recast, however it looks like the brand new Reggie is already feeling at house. A romance with Josie is on the horizon.

Jughead Is Getting a Feminine Counterpart

Though Jughead gained’t be a Southside Serpent in the beginning of season 2, Serpent Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), a bisexual Southside Excessive scholar who producers have dubbed the feminine Jughead, might be “Jughead’s information into the Serpent world,” Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned at Comedian-Con.

She additionally may spell hassle for Bughead, so watch your again, Betty.

Bughead Will Be Examined

Jughead being pulled into the Southside way of life will take a look at our beloved Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead coupling, as anticipated.

“I feel truthfully with Jughead sort of going to Southside and moving into Serpent territory, it’s very scary for Betty,” Reinhart defined at Comedian-Con. “She doesn’t need to lose her man and in addition doesn’t need him to get into any hazard. And I feel it turns into slightly little bit of a Romeo and Juliet scenario that she hopes has a contented ending — they each do.”

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However will Betty be capable to embrace the Southside a part of her boyfriend? “There could be a pink leather-based jacket sooner or later,” Lili added.

Veronica and Archie Are Getting Critical

Veronica will step as much as assist Archie via this traumatic time together with his dad, however don’t count on all their interactions to be heavy. Aguirre-Sacasa has teased that the sexiest scene in Riverdale historical past but will occur between Archie and Veronica within the season 2 premiere.

Cheryl Is Taking Management of the Blossom Household

Cheryl burned her home down on the finish of season 1. In season 2, followers will get a fair “colder and meaner” Cheryl, in accordance with Petsch. Plus, she’s taking cost of the household, and never even her mom can stand in her means.

Riverdale season 2 premieres on The CW Wednesday, October 11, at eight p.m. ET.

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