EXCLUSIVE: ‘Riverdale’ Season 2 Sneak Peek: Archie’s Going ‘Darker’ — Plus, Check Out the Season 1 Gag Reel!
Riverdale isn’t back until this fall on The CW, but if you’re already missing Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the gang, ET has two exclusive sneak peeks to tide you over!
First, check out the video above for a look at what’s to come following the shocking season one finale, when Archie (KJ Apa) and his father, Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), found themselves facing down a masked gunman at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. Fred took the bullet, and while his fate hangs in the balance, it looks like it may be Archie and his friends who are truly taking a dark turn.
“People will look back at this as the exact moment that last bit of Riverdale’s innocence finally died,” Jughead (Cole Sprouse) warns ominously in voiceover, as Archie drags his bloodied-but-alive father into the hospital.
While Archie struggles with his memories of the attacker when recounting the shooting to his friends, he’s clearly afraid that the danger hasn’t passed.
“Me and my dad were witnesses. Pop Tate, too,” he tells Jughead, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes). “What if he comes back?”
Pop (Alvin Sanders) has an even more ominous account of the masked man. “His goal was something else, darker,” the diner owner recalls. “It was like the Angel of Death had come to Riverdale.”
“Season one was kind of all about who killed Jason Blossom, but in season two, we launch two or three kind of big mysteries,” Riverdale EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told ET’s Leanne Aguilera ahead of the CW hit’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
One of those mysteries is sure to be the ever-unraveling Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), who not only definitely burned her house down, but did so with her mother inside?! WTF.
“The biggest thing that I think I’m most excited about, and that most people will be excited about, is just to have more time with these characters that they love,” Aguirre-Sacasa said of season two’s expanded 22-episode order. “We all wanted [22 episodes] and that’s what we were working towards, so we’re really excited about it. It’s a huge mountain to climb but we’re ready.”
For a look at your Riverdale faves in much better moods, check out the clip below for a look at the season one gag reel, featuring plenty of line flubs, crack-ups and “Jim from The Office” looks to camera.
“We were so happy with the response that people had to season one,” Aguirre-Sacasa marveled. “We gave it our all, and we were so happy that the fans were so passionate and that people so responded to these characters and these actors that everyone loves.”
Riverdale season two premieres Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Season one is available on digital now, and on DVD Aug. 15.
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