Archie is under a lot of pressure in the messy Riverdale pilot. He can’t get over what happened between him Miss Grundy and he clashes with his dad (Luke Perry), as he struggles between going into the family business or pursuing his musical aspirations. The town of Riverdale is even worse off, following the death of Jason Blossom. There’s a lot of angst and misery going on in Riverdale, which gets off to a rough start but isn’t without potential.
Below, watch a new Riverdale teaser.
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Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:
- FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
- FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
- American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
- Archer, The Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
- Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
- Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
- Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.
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In case you haven’t heard, the classic comic character Archie is coming to The CW in the form of a TV series called Riverdale. It’s a modern, dark approach to the source material that has Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and more dealing with a death in their small town, secrets waiting to be discovered, and something dark and dangerous biding its time.
It’s a far cry from the original Archie comics that fans are used to, but there was a brief moment when the pitch for a project adapting these characters for the screen would have been drastically different. Believe it or not, there was a time when Riverdale could have been a movie starring Louis C.K. as a time-traveling Archie.
Find out more about this thankfully abandoned time traveling Archie movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Angie Han
The first months of the year may be a dismal time for movies, but it’s a very good time for television. Today we’ve got new promos for two of this winter’s most highly anticipated series: The CW’s Riverdale, which I like to refer to as “Sexy Archie,” and FX’s Legion, which I suppose you could refer to as “Sexy X-Men” depending on your feelings about Dan Stevens. See both of them below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Take Archie, mash it up with Gossip Girl, and add a sprinkling of Twin Peaks, and you’ll probably end up with something like Riverdale, The CW’s new sexed-up murder mystery drama about suspiciously hot teenagers in a seemingly sleepy, actually quite creepy little town. As the show’s midseason premiere date approaches, The CW has unveiled a new Riverdale teaser trailer that sets up some of the major drama to come. See the new Riverdale teaser trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Molly Ringwald has signed on to play a recurring role in The CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie comics. The actress, famous for her work with John Hughes, is going to appear in two episodes as Archie’s mother, Mary Andrews. In the comics, Mary tends to keep order in the family, but the character has undergone some changes for the Greg Berlanti-produced and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-created Riverdale.
Below, learn more about the Molly Ringwald Riverdale casting news. Read More »
A murder mystery, a buff Archie, and plenty of teen angst are what a new Riverdale promo is selling. The CW’s take on the Archie comics is a present-day, slightly melodramatic look at Archie and the gang in their hometown of Riverdale, a place harboring a lot of dark secrets. The pilot debuted this year at San Diego Comic-Con, but it’ll air early next year on The CW.
Below, watch the Riverdale promo.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s not quite “justice for Barb,” but until Netflix gets around to announcing a second season of Stranger Things, this might be the next-best thing. Shannon Purser, who broke out this summer as Stranger Things fan favorite Barb, has joined the cast of The CW’s Riverdale in the role of Ethel Muggs. In the comics, Ethel’s a homely type who has a huge crush on Jughead, but her live-action small-screen counterpart will be headed in a different direction. Read More »
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Riverdale opens with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) explaining the summer that changed everyone’s lives. Since the character’s narration – he’s writing a novel – is filling audiences in on a teenager’s death, the tone is somber, which is a tone that doesn’t always work for the Riverdale pilot. When the first half-hour of the series gets dramatic, it feels too soon, as if the series’ creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti and their writers presume we’re already on board with these characters simply because of who they are. What does makes us like some of these characters in the pilot is not the forced drama, but the easygoing charm amongst the kids, especially Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)
Below, read our Riverdale Comic-Con reaction.
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Netflix and The CW have announced a new partnership. For the next few years, Netflix will exclusively stream The CW’s content, including this year’s Archie television show Riverdale. Under this deal, eight days after the Riverdale season finale airs the entirety of season one will be ready to watch on Netflix, and the same goes for The CW’s other programs.
Below, learn more about the CW Netflix deal.
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