NEW SERIES: RIVERDALE With Archie (KJ Apa), Jughead (Cole Sprouse) Betty (Lili Reinhart) & Veronica (Camila Mende) Starts Filming in Vancouver This Week

Archie Comics Meets Pretty Little Liars and Twin Peaks.

Sex with Teachers. Murder. And milkshakes at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe.

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New CW series Riverdale subverts the wholesome image of the Archie Comics small town showing its seedy underbelly. Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) returns to school a red-haired hunk, “Justin Gingerlake”, after a summer affair with Riverdale music teacher Ms. Grundy. Archie has changed from a letterman-jacket-wearing jock  — he now wants to become a musician not work in his Dad’s construction company.  Also back to school is Archie’s former BFF Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), a writer and Bae. And girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), who hasn’t seen her crush Archie all summer. But wait, there’s a new girl in school, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mende) from New York. Is this the series’ take on the comics love triangle?
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Other characters: singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her soon-to-be-famous band Pussycats; openly gay student Kevin Keller (Casey Cott); prankster and drunk Reggie ( Ross Butler); and Riverdale Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), whose missing twin brother Jason turns up dead at the end of the pilot. Who shot him?
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The parents: Archie’s nice-guy Dad, Fred Andrews (Luke Perry); Betty’s overbearing Mom, Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) and Veronica’s Mom, Hermione Lake (Marisol Nichols).
Riverdale used Rocko’s in Mission as Pop’s in the pilot.
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Riverdale images. Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Betty.
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The main quartet in Vancouver for pre-production of the series.

Riverdale series starts filming today and is expected to wrap February 9th next year (date subject to change).

 

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