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A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
K.J. Apa ...  Archie Andrews / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Lili Reinhart ...  Betty Cooper / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Camila Mendes ...  Veronica Lodge / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Cole Sprouse ...  Jughead Jones / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Casey Cott ...  Kevin Keller / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Luke Perry ...  Fred Andrews 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Marisol Nichols ...  Hermione Lodge 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Madelaine Petsch ...  Cheryl Blossom / ... 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Mädchen Amick ...  Alice Cooper 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Ashleigh Murray ...  Josie McCoy / ... 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Skeet Ulrich ...  FP Jones 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Consuelos ...  Hiram Lodge 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Martin Cummins ...  Sheriff Tom Keller 29 episodes, 2017-2018
Lochlyn Munro ...  Hal Cooper 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Nathalie Boltt ...  Penelope Blossom 27 episodes, 2016-2018
Vanessa Morgan ...  Toni Topaz 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Charles Melton ...  Reggie Mantle / ... 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Robin Givens ...  Sierra McCoy 22 episodes, 2017-2018
Cody Kearsley ...  Moose Mason 22 episodes, 2016-2018
Jordan Connor ...  Sweet Pea 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Alvin Sanders ...  Pop Tate 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Drew Ray Tanner ...  Fangs Fogarty 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Bryant ...  Principal Waldo Weatherbee 18 episodes, 2017-2018
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Storyline

After the death of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins on the 4th of July, the small town of Riverdale investigates the murder. The series starts in September, the beginning of a new school year, that brings with it new students, relationships, and reveals the mysteries of the past 4th of July. Written by ahmetkozan

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A Great Place to Get Away With It All


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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Riverdale Site

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

26 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Cole Sprouse originally wanted to audition for the role of Archie, but he ended up liking Jughead's character better. See more »

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Moose Mason: So, Saturday night...
Kevin Keller: Listen Moose, you're hot. Yes. My type? Definitely. But you've got more demons than The Exorcist. We are all on the spectrum but my gay-o-meter says you should stick with what you know best... girls.
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This isn't the 1950s Archie...
11 May 2017 | by kanati-2See all my reviews

But in case you haven't been paying attention lately. The comic books aren't your 1950s Archie either any more. Archie, Jughead and the rest of the gang have been updated and dropped into the "real" world both in the comics and now on television.

I was never much of an Archie fan, leaning more towards the superhero and horror genres when I was younger, but I was aware of Archie on the periphery of my comic book reading habits. Occasionally I'd read a book or two but they never struck me as something I wanted to read regularly. So when this series was announced I went in with a little bias and actually didn't want to like it. I had too many shows competing for my time as it was. But I decided to give it a shot. I wanted to see what this updated, teen drama Archie had to offer.

Immediately, with the murder mystery I started getting a Rob Thomas Veronica Mars vibe from it and that is not a bad thing. Riverdale was suddenly layered and mysterious, yet still filled with characters you knew from Archie and Betty, to Pops and the Pussycats. These were people you could identify with with actual personalities beyond the pulp four color comic book world you remember them from. And they were eyeball deep in a mystery that had real consequences. And we got to learn about not just the "gang", but also their parents and some periphery characters that were rarely touched on in the comics. And best of all, the goofy sidekick Jughead is a much more interesting character and the narrator of the series showing him to be an intelligent person far beyond the hamburger munching cartoon of a character he is in the books.

I have just finished the season finale and look forward to the next season. It far exceeded my expectations.


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