Riverdale (2017– )
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Chapter One: The River's Edge 

As a new school year begins, the town still reels from Jason Blossom's tragic death; Archie decides to pursue a career in music; Cheryl Blossom stirs up trouble.


Lee Toland Krieger




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
K.J. Apa ... Archie Andrews (as KJ Apa)
Lili Reinhart ... Betty Cooper
Camila Mendes ... Veronica Lodge
Cole Sprouse ... Jughead Jones
Marisol Nichols ... Hermione Lodge
Madelaine Petsch ... Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray ... Josie McCoy
Mädchen Amick ... Alice Cooper
Luke Perry ... Fred Andrews
Ross Butler ... Reggie Mantle
Casey Cott ... Kevin Keller
Sarah Habel ... Geraldine Grundy
Lochlyn Munro ... Hal Cooper
Asha Bromfield ... Melody Valentine
Hayley Law ... Valerie Brown


As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. 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 Fred's footsteps - despite his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Archie must look for a new music mentor and turns to Josie McCoy but she is focused solely on her band, Josie and the Pussycats. Weighing heavily on his mind is also his fractured friendship with budding writer 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...

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The Volkswagen beetle driven by Ms. Grundy is a 1971 or 1972 model 1302, a European-spec vehicle (identifiable by amber turn-signals in the rear and small fender-top signals in the front) which was never sold in this form in either the US or Canada. See more »


At approx the 29:44 mark, while Hermione Lodge is looking into the bag of money, one of the packs of #50 bills says "Motion Picture Use Only" instead of "United States of America" as the others do. See more »


[first lines]
Jughead Jones: [narrating voice over] Our story is about a town, a small town, and the people who live in the town. From a distance, it presents itself like so many other small towns all over the world; safe, decent, innocent. Get closer, though, and you start seeing the shadows underneath. The name of our town is Riverdale.
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References River's Edge (1986) See more »


All Through the Night
Written by Jules Shear
Performed by Ashleigh Murray, Asha Bromfield and Hayley Law
Produced by Leonard Jay Jackson and Ryan Petersen
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Great start
24 March 2019 | by Racing_WeirdoSee all my reviews

The show starts with a great opening episode. Introduces the characters correctly and from most you can already see who they have grudges against. Starts the plot for the rest of the season and has a great cliffhanger ending. All by all a great episode!

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26 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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