Peeps, get excited because the live-action Archie comics TV series is set to premiere in less than 3 weeks’ time!
If you’re still not decided on whether you should watch the series, simply titled “Riverdale“, maybe these new characters posters released by The CW will change your mind.
A total of 10 posters were made public, and it gives us a glimpse of how the characters will look like in the series.
We see K.J. Apa as an extremely serious Archie Andrews; Cole Sprouse as the tall and lanky Jughead Jones; Camila Mendes as the confident and beautiful Veronica Jones; Lili Reinhart as the sweet Betty Cooper; Madelaine Petsch as the rich and manipulative Cheryl Blossom; Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, the lead singer of popular band Josie and the Pussycats; Casey Cott as the openly gay Kevin Keller; Luke Perry as Archie’s father, Fred Andrews; Marisol Nichols as Veronica’s mother Hermione Lodge; and Mädchen Amick as Betty’s mother, Alice Cooper.
The characters all look grim and somber, but that didn’t come as a surprise to us, as they had to suit the mood of the show. The photos also looked like high school portraits, which is fitting, as the show is revolved around Riverdale High School.
The official synopsis is as 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…”
View the photos here:
“Riverdale” is slated for premiere on 26th January 2017.
For more info, visit the drama’s Facebook page.