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Pilot “Chapter One: The River’s Edge” written and executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Looking, Glee, Big Love). Based on characters appearing in Archie Comics publications. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline, Celeste & Jesse Forever). Also executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Dawson’s Creek), Jon Goldwater (Sabrina: secrets of a teenage witch) & Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow). For The CW, Warner Bros. Television & Berlanti Productions. 60 pages.

Description: Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends and enemies and parents, explore the surreality of small-town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. The whole town is shaken when the mysterious disappearance of a teenager turns into a murder case…

With KJ Apa as Archie, Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack, The Kings of Summer) as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zach & Cody) as Jughead Jones, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Madelaine Petsch as Cherry, Ashleigh Murray as Josy, Luke Perry (90210, Oz, Jeremiah) as Fred, Madchen Amick (Twin Peaks, Damages, Witches of East End) as Alice, Marisol Nichols (Teen Wolf, GCB, 24, Resurrection Blvd.) as Hermione, Sarah Habel (Rush, Underemployed) as Geraldine, Ross Butler as Reggie…

The music performances in Riverdale come from Archie and Josie & the Pussycats.

Betty and Veronica are apart of Riverdale High's cheerleading squad, and Cheryl is the squads bitchy captain.

Kevin Keller is Riverdale High's popular, openly gay student. He admits to hooking up with guys on Grindr, but it's never seen.

The pilot is narrated by Jughead.

Archie is popular. He's a football player and an artist. It's obvious to everyone Betty is in love with him, but he refuses to see it.

The series opens up with the Blossom Twins boat accident on the 4th of July. But it wasn't an accident. Archie was there; he knows something.

Weeks after the boating accident, Cheryl is alive and well, and Jason's rotting corpse is found on the rivers edge.

So all of you mark your calender for May 19, 2016, that day we'll know if Riverdale gets a full (23 episoded) season.

It would air on Mondays at 8Pm this fall.

The head genres of the show are; Teen Drama, Mystery, Comedy and Adventure. While Sport, Music and crime will also be used.


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