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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…
Greg Berlanti told Palameros "Riverdale isn't just a teen drama with some comedy and a little crime. Our Riverdale will be darker, like we take it dark like in Arrow season 1 (Laughs). It's going to be a drama show with a lot of comedy and mystery. We're also going to see sports, music, romance, adventure. A lot of it." After Palameros asked Greg of Archie and Jughead, he said "They won't be friends when the show starts. If it takes long, we don't know, we don't know how much episode we are getting, but i've always gotten 23 so far and this show isn't very expensive. Only with Legends they said 14 to 18, and we ended with 15 or 16 at the end. So if it are a lot of episodes, like 23, it may take 18 episodes or a full season. If we get a first season of 12 episodes, well then it might only take 7. It's how it is. I love big seasons, i get more time to write and drop ideas and can always overthink stuff and it gets so cool." Greg didn't say when the pilot will air, but he said "It's not in April or May, but very soon. We have to wait till may to see some good news. Soon you might see a CW_Riverdale twitter and you can see the latest new." Later he told them what to expect if they get picked up; "We're really going to keep it very real, like the real world, everything a teen can think. It will all be in the show, but it will be a mystery drama show. So don't expect to much of the other stuff, yeah we'll see comedy, music, every genre, except fantasy, science fiction, and that type of stuff, we're seeing crime, action, adventure, all of this. Archie and Jughead will have to work together. They might have beef, but this is bigger than them."
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 pilot is narrated by Jughead
The Blossom twins are hated by everyone in the town of Riverdale because of their pretentious and manipulative behavior
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
Kevin Keller is Riverdale High's popular, openly gay student. He admits to hooking up with guys on Grindr, but it's never seen.
Betty and Veronica are apart of Riverdale High's cheerleading squad, and Cheryl is the squads bitchy captain
The music performances in Riverdale come from Archie and Josie & the Pussycats
The pilot is filled with pop culture references; from The Hunger Games to Beyonce, probably even Justin Bieber and One Direction!
Archie has sex with his teacher, presumably Ms. Grundy.
Trevor Stines is Very Jason Blossom
If Riverdale gets picked up, expect the first episodes this fall on Mondays at 7Pm or 8Pm.
Teen Wolf casts new teenager, Alisha Boe (19)
After Pete Ploszek and the return of Ian Bohen, she is next to join the cast (back).