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SHOOT: RIVERDALE’s Archie (K. J. Apa)’s Football Moves in Surrey’s Bear Creek Park


Archie Comics Meets Pretty Little Liars and Twin Peaks.

Upcoming 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 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’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 at the end of the pilot.

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Archie may have changed, but he’s still playing football. Riverdale filmed a long day of football in the rain at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park.


Archie (KJ Apa and stunt double).




Riverdale has done at least one other football day at Bear Creek Park. An overnighter in pouring rain on September 16th.

Riverdale’s Archie as Letterman-Jock.

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Riverdale images. Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Betty.

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Jughead and Archie at Pop’s.
Veronica, Archie & Betty.
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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot and is producing the series with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter along with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater for Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions.
Riverdale series  is expected to wrap its first season December 12th (date subject to change) and premiere next year.


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