Riverdale is The CW new mystery drama inspired by Archie the comic books. Any similarity ends with the name of the characters. The series is from Warner Bros. Television, CBS Production and Greg Berlanti Production. Here is the official synopsis of Riverdale :
“As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy, who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper 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 aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, 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… 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… “
The cast of Riverdale includes KJ Apa(The Cul De Sac)as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart(The First Hope) as Betty Cooper, new comer Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray(Welcome To New York) as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry(90210, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse(Grace Under Fire, Big Daddy) as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch(The Curse of Sleeping Beauty) as Cheryl Blossom, Sarah Habel(Warren) as Geraldine Grundy, Ross Butler(Teen Wolf) as Reggie Mantle, new comer Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick(Twin Peaks) as Alice Cooper, Marisol Nichols(24, GCB) as Hermione Lodge, Shannon Purser(Barb of Stranger Things) as Ethel Muggs, and Robin Givens(Head of The Class) as Mayor Sierra McCoy. Riverdale will premiere 9 pm Thursday January 26th 2017 on The CW.
Check out the trailer below.