After months of waiting, we finally got a glimpse of The CW’s upcoming small town mystery drama, “Riverdale”.
Inspired by Archie Comics, the series stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse (of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” fame) as Jughead Jones.
The official synopsis is a s follows:
“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 is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realise 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. Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy, 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.
“Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper 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 aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, 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… 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…”
In an interview, Archie Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa said that the drama is something like “Archie meets Twin Peaks”. “Something we talk a lot about is, ‘Imagine if Riverdale were like Twin Peaks,’ and was a really weird small town. But Twin Peaks had some very funny black humour stuff to it; obviously it was very serious as well. So that kind of balance is what we’re going to try to strike with the show,” he explained.
The short trailer opens with Cheryl Blossom crouching by the sea, and we think that’s where Jason Blossom was killed. Then the scene switches to Archie Andrews wiping his face with his shirt, showing off his abs. Other scenes include a bag of money, Archie brawling with other teenagers, a younger (and hotter) Ms. Grundy, and a body bag.
UPDATE (23rd December, 4:15pm):
The CW has dropped a new trailer for “Riverdale” and we don’t know what to feel about it.
One of the reasons why we think that way is because Ms. Grundy, the music teacher, looks too hot for us to function! There’s a lot of intimate moments between Archie and Ms. Grundy for us to digest. The whole trailer is sort of Archie Comics meet “Pretty Little Liars”, meet Gossip Girl.
“Riverdale” is slated for premiere on 26th January 2017.
For more info, hit up the drama’s Facebook page.