START: RIVERDALE Season 2 With KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse Starts Filming in Vancouver

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Who shot Fred Andrews? Season One of The CW’s Archie Comics adaption Riverdale ended with an unknown assailant shooting Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) during a robbery at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe as his son Archie (KJ Apa) watched helplessly. Did Hiram Lodge (newly cast Mark Consuelos) order the hit? That would complicate things with #Varchie — the shipper name for new couple Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Archie.

Whoever the shooter is, Archie is going to be a darker Archie in season 2. As is his best friend Jughead (Cole Sprouse). We last saw Jughead in his father’s trailer putting on a Southside Serpents jacket as Betty (Lili Reinhart) watched with concern. What does this mean for #Bughead — the shipper name for Betty and Jughead?

And what about the Coopers really being Blossoms? That makes Betty andย Madaleine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom….cousins?

Season 2 is expected to be the north side versus the south side of town. And much of that ties back to the parents: ย Archie’s Dad Fred Andrews, Molly Ringwald as Archie’s Mom Mary Andrews, Madchen Amick as Betty’s Mom Alice Cooper, Lochlyn Munro as Betty’s Dad Hal Cooper (originally a Blossom), Marisol Nichols as Veronica’s Mom Hermione Lodge, Mark Conseulos as Veronica’s Dad Hiram Lodge in season 2; Skeet Ulrich as Jughead’s Dad, Southside Serpent FP Jones, and not-yet-cast Jughead’s Mom.

Today Riverdale is on location in Fort Langley from mid-morning to late afternoon at Marine Park and along Church Street. It begins with a #Varchie walk along the river.

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Camila Mendes, KJ Apa and fans in Marine Park, Fort Langley.

Much of the action — including the cliffhanger shooting of Fred Andrews — takes place at the Popโ€™s Chockโ€™lit Shoppe set at Riverdale’s north Langley studio.

Pussycats on set on Day One of season 2.

 


Mark Conseulos as Hiram Lodge with series regular Casey Cott as the Sheriff’s son Kevin Keller are filming tomorrow.

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Riverdale starts filming a full season today in metro Vancouver and is expected to wrap March 21st (date subject to change).

Season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11th at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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