I loved Archie comics as a kid. I could totally see the difference between Betty and Veronica, and always thought Veronica was prettier (we are both brunettes), but did think he should end up with Betty. I never thought Archie was hot, just kinda sexless.
Well, not anymore. Check out the trailer and synopsis for The CW’s new show Riverdale, below.
I’m sure and not sure what to expect from Riverdale. It definitely has that CW feel, with enough mysterious drama to hold viewers. It’s got the magic Berlanti Productions touch going for it too. And shirtless Archie looks pretty good.
Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 29th on The CW.
The CW’s synopsis:
Series Premiere Thursday, January 26 at 9pm
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom â€” and nothing feels the sameâ€¦ Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summerâ€™s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music â€” not follow in his dadâ€™s footstepsâ€”despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdaleâ€™s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesnâ€™t have anyone who will mentor him â€” certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. Itâ€™s all weighing heavily on Archieâ€™s mind â€” as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but sheâ€™s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Bettyâ€™s nerves â€“ which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (MÃ¤dchen Amick) arenâ€™t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), thereâ€™s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesnâ€™t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then thereâ€™s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdaleâ€™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… Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (â€œSupergirl,â€ â€œGleeâ€), Greg Berlanti (â€œArrow,â€ â€œThe Flash,â€ â€œSupergirl,â€ â€œDCâ€™s Legends of Tomorrowâ€), Sarah Schechter (â€œArrow,â€ â€œThe Flash,â€ â€œSupergirl,â€ â€œDCâ€™s Legends of Tomorrowâ€) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).
Riverdale | Series Premiere Trailer | The CW
Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9/8c on The CW!