If you are loving the first season of the CW Network’s newest mystery series Riverdale, we have some good news! CW has given the series the go-ahead for a second season.
Riverdale is essentially a modern age whodunnit with a healthy mixture of Twin Peaks aesthetic. As expected, the show has CW’s signature teen drama in the bag, but it is by no means superficial. Think of it as Gossip Girl’s small town sister, with a killer secret. The series seems to take inspiration from a variety of television programs and literature with a plethora of references to shows such as Stranger Things and Mad Men, as well as giving nods to the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and the work of Truman Capote, in particular, his Journalistic non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, which details the murder of a small town family.
The CW series follows redhead Archie Andrews, outcast and sleuth Jughead Jones III, the blonde do-gooder Betty Cooper, and the rich but down to earth Veronica Lodge, along with the rest of the small-town dwellers, as they try to discover the mystery behind the death of Drama Queen Cheryl Blossom’s twin brother, Jason.
The show is based on the Archie comic franchise, in particular, its inspiration comes from Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) and artist Fiona Staples‘ (Saga) 2015 Archie relaunch, which brings a modern twist to the 75-year-old characters giving them a fresh story and glossy new art-style.
The series stars K.J. Apa (A Dog’s Purpose), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Friends), and Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty).