Archie Comics Via Twin Peaks In New ‘Riverdale’ Trailer
A brand new trailer for Greg Berlanti’s (Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow) Riverdale just dropped, and this is definitely not the Archie Comic’s you remember… Exec producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has described the show as being “a little bit like Archie meets Twin Peaks”, and this trailer certainly does nothing to dispel that description.
Based on the popular Archie Comic’s characters, this darker, gritter version sees the residents of Riverdale returning to school after Summer break, still reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but rather than follow in his father’s footsteps, the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music… Something made rather more tricky, after the sudden end of his illicit relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel)... Without a mentor, and a fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate ‘Jughead’ Jones (Cole Sprouse), Archie is struggling to stay focused. This isn’t helped by singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is far too busy with the her band (the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats), to lend him any advice.
Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) 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 (Mädchen Amick), aren’t the only thing holding her back.
When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie.
And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason?
Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…
Riverdale is set to premiere on the 26th January 2017 in the US on CW. There’s no news of a UK pick up yet, but given Berlanti is behind it, you have to imagine someone is going to go for it.