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Welcome to a town where everything is perfect.
But nothing is as it seems.
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 a Riverdale music teacher. Archie has changed from a letterman-jacket-wearing jock — he now wants to become a musician not work in his Dad (Luke Perry)’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. Other characters: singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her soon-to-be-famous band Pussycats; openly gay student Kevin Keller (Casey Cott); prankster,drunk Reggie ( Ross Butler); and Riverdale Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), whose missing twin brother Jason turns up dead in the premiere.
Archie, Betty & Vernoica.
Josie (Ashleigh Murray)
And Barb from Stranger Things (Shannon Purser).
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writes and executive produces, along with Greg Berlanti and partners.
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Filming in metro Vancouver
Archie & Reggie. At Surrey’s Bear Creek Park.
Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 26th, after Supernatural on The CW.