Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics, is set to premiere on The CW on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The series comes from Archie Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl) and stars KJ Apa in the lead role as Archie Andrews. Lili Reinhart is Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes plays Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse is Jughead Jones. The cast also includes Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Mӓdchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy. Episode one titled ‘The River’s Edge’ was written by Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Lee Toland Krieger.
Riverdale is executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa;, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter; and Jon Goldwater from Archie Comics.
Riverdale Details: Based on the characters from the Archie Comics, Riverdale is a bold and subversive take on the wholesome town of Riverdale and some of its teen residents, including Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead, as they discover the darkness and dangers that bubble underneath their town’s wholesome façade.
The ‘Chapter One: The River’s Edge’ Plot: As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad Fred’s footsteps — despite his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel). With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Archie must look for a new music mentor and turns to Josie McCoy but she is focused solely on her band, Josie and the Pussycats. Weighing heavily on his mind is also his fractured friendship with budding writer Jughead Jones.
Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves, which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice, aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, but Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s Queen Bee, who is happy to stir up trouble amongst the others even though she’s keeping a few secrets of her own.