“It was like the angel of death had come to Riverdale.”
After an epic cliffhanger in Season 1 of Riverdale, San Diego Comic Con is here to further tease us with the upcoming new season! The second season will pick up right where it left off after Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, was shot at Pop’s, which may not have been accidentally… But we will know who shot Fred by the end of the first episode.
Thankfully we won’t have to wait too long for the new season, which started filming a couple of weeks ago and returns back to our screens in October. Jumping from 13 to 22 episodes will change the series immensely, but it will give the second season a chance to explore ‘Dark Archie’, as the cast refer to him.
“There’s a switch that goes off, and I think it’s a different side of Archie we haven’t seen yet,” said KJ Apa who plays Archie.
In the short video, Archie carries his father into the hospital while the rest of the gang arrives, and Archie tries to figure out what happened. Pop Tate (Alvin Sanders) says, “It was like the angel of death had come to Riverdale.” Then cuts to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) at the bedside of her mother whose face is covered in bandages. “Things are going to be different now, Mommy,” she says. “You’ll see.”
So it seems Archie won’t be only one exploring their dark side more and Lily Reinhart, who plays Betty, says “Last season we saw some dark Betty but this season it’s more like tortured soul Betty.”
The new season will also feature new faces such Mark Consuelos, who will play Veronica’s dad, and Charles Melton, who will be replacing Ross Butler as Reggie. Also joining is Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, an openly bisexual character from the comics who will stir things up for the characters.
Riverdale Season 2 returns October 12th.
Check out the new sneak peek and tell us if you’re excited for the next season in the comments below!