The CW Renews ‘Riverdale’ for Season 2
Just six weeks after its mid-season debut, Riverdale has gotten the green light for season two. Riverdale is based on the Archie Comics but explores the weirdness lurking under the surface of this seemingly-wonderful small American town. The show’s official Twitter page rejoiced at this news, happy with the confidence that the CW has in this brand-new drama.
Riverdale stars A.J. Apa as Archie, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead. While I recognized Sprouse from his days on Disney’s popular original series The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, the only other names I knew were Luke Perry (duh! 90210!) and Madchen Amick from Twin Peaks, which is incidentally coming back this May and is said to be the loose inspiration for Riverdale.
The show’s exec producer, Greg Berlanti, probably has enough sweet CW/superhero money to last him the rest of his days. He’s currently producing Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Blindspot, and Legends of Tomorrow along with Riverdale. Plus he got his start on Dawson’s Creek – now you’re speaking my language! I got a definition Creek vibe from the Riverdale promo photos.
Are you excited to see this renewal? Is there a Pacey-vs.-Dawson-esque situation going on between Archie and Jughead? Veronica, with her crop tops and perfect plum lip, is so obviously 2017’s Jen Lindley.