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Riverdale became one of the must-see surprise hits of the past year, and the big question remains: will it deliver with its upcoming sophomore season? Judging from the show's panel, it totally will!

The CW definitely hit it out of the park reinventing a beloved classic franchise and turning it into a dark and twisted drama. may primarily feature a group of teenagers from Archie Comics, but don't let that fool you; the series heavily involves adult themes with family tension and mysterious murders.

The Season 1 finale left us we a heartbreaking cliffhanger revealing that Fred Andrews, father of Archie, was shot. Whether or not he will survive — and how this will impact Archie in the future — is yet to be determined. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead will remain as the core four, but we were left with many burning questions regarding their future.

The cast and crew attended their second trip to San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon to present fans with a look at Season 2 and discuss what's to come. Check out the brand new trailer below including some bloopers from the first season:

The footage is totally in keeping with all of those whispers from the cast that the new season will be "dark" as Archie deals with the shooting of his father and the threat from the man who pulled the trigger. The panel also shared insight on some of the rest of the gang's struggles, including Lili Reinhart referring to her character as "tortured-soul Betty" this season. Fans will also see a different side of Veronica when her ex from New York comes to down.

Cole Sprouse mentioned that the Bughead romance will go through some rough patches as his character struggles with picking sides. Jughead will get caught up with his new school and involvement with the Serpents.

Vanessa Morgan was announced to play the role of Toni Topaz, a Southside student who will guide Jughead into the world of the Serpents — and is rumored to cause trouble for the rest of the Riverdale crew. Fans of the Archie Comics will be familiar with Topaz as she has been described as the female version of Jughead, and will give the series more LGBT representation.

[Credit: Archie Comics]
[Credit: Archie Comics]

The cast and crew revealed that the second season will contain 22 episodes in total, giving them opportunity to explore many more characters including Kevin and Josie and the Pussycats. They also teased that s certain supernatural character may be appearing this season — hint hint, Sabrina — but for now, there is no confirmation. The mystery of Fred's fate will not be stretched out as it will be revealed by the end of the second season premiere.

Riverdale's second season premiere airs Wednesday, October 11th on The CW.

Did you spot something that fans might have missed in the Riverdale trailer? Share your findings below!


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