When The CW’s new series Riverdale bows in 2017, it will have a much darker feel to it for the comic book characters readers have fallen in love with! And according to TV Line, the Greg Berlanti series will be much soapier, too!
New Zealand actor KJ Apa takes on the lead role of Archie Andrews. And when the cast which includes 90210′s Luke Perry as Archie’s father, and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, sat down for an interview at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, they explained that while the series holds “classic coming-of-age stories that you’ve known from 75 years of Archie Comics,” that is also will “explore the secret life of all of these character that you thought you knew.”
There is a murder and a new girl in town in the story too, more reminiscent of Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls as well! EP Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa previewed, “The last day of a summer a mysterious girl arrives to Riverdale, Veronica Lodge, and a scandal is following behind her and she kind of walks into Pop’s famous diner in Riverdale right in the middle of a possible date between the characters of Archie and Betty. So, the love triangle starts there. While that is happening, over the summer one of the high school kids – this golden boy named Jason Blossom – drowned under mysterious circumstances,and you soon realize everyone is caught up in this mystery. We used Twin Peaks as a bit of inspiration!”
Watch a promo for CW’s upcoming Riverdale after the jump! Then let us know if this soapy drama has got your interest piqued in the comment section below!