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Some call it Twin Peaks meets Daw­son’s Creek, others have branded it the best thing since The O.C., but how­ever you choose to de­scribe Archie Comics- based teen drama se­ries Riverdale, one thing’s for cer­tain – it’s se­ri­ously ad­dic­tive.

So we’re mak­ing it our mis­sion to en­sure you’re up to speed be­fore Sea­son Two picks up the story. Here’s where we’re at...

Sea­son One in­tro­duced us to our new fave core four – Archie ( KJ Apa), Betty ( Lili Rein­hart), Veron­ica ( Camila Men­des) and Jug­head ( Cole Sprouse).

V is the new girl in town and be­friends Betty, who’s in love with her child­hood bestie and neigh­bour Archie, who bulked up, got pop­u­lar and grew apart from his best mate Jug­head.

Jug­head starts dat­ing Betty af­ter Archie re­jects her to even­tu­ally hook up with V, who’s moved to Riverdale from New York with her mum af­ter her su­per-rich dad was jailed for em­bez­zle­ment. Still with us?

As the gang nav­i­gate the usual dramz of high school – from nosy par­ents to drugs and teen preg­nan­cies – they also get caught up in solv­ing the mur­der of their class­mate Ja­son Blos­som ( Trevor Stines), the twin brother of Riverdale High’s queen bee Ch­eryl ( Made­laine Petsch).

Sea­son One wrapped with that mys­tery be­ing solved, but left us with an­other pos­si­ble who­dun­nit sce­nario af­ter Archie’s dad Fred ( Luke Perry) is shot in the chest and left ly­ing in a pool of blood.

Up-to-date now? Great, ’cos we’re about to drop some ma­jor spoil­ers for Sea­son Two !


Nooo! With Jug­head mov­ing over to South­side to dig up dirt on his jail­bird­dad,jail­bird­dad, his re­la­tion­ship with Betty is put to the test.

And did you no­tice him putting on the Ser­pents jacket dur­ing in the Sea­son One fi­nale? That spells trou­ble!

“It’s al­most like ev­ery force in the uni­verse is out to pry Bug­head apart,” says showrun­ner

Roberto Aguirre-sa­casa.

But some­thing tells us Betty won’t be sin­gle for long, with a new char­ac­ter, South­side Ser­pents gang mem­ber Toni Topaz ( Vanessa Mor­gan), mak­ing a move.

“My char­ac­ter is bi­sex­ual – this is 100 per cent im­por­tant,” says Vanessa.


If you’ve been liv­ing un­der a rock, you’d have missed those leaked on-set pho­tos of Veron­ica in a wed­ding gown,g flanked by Betty, JosieJ ( Ash­leigh Mur­ray) and Ch­erylC as brides­maids!

So af­ter she and Archie, er, sealeds the deal in the Sea­son One fi­nale, could things be pro­gress­ing faster than ever?

Hmm... Maybe not, be­cause Ja­son Blos­som also ap­pears in the wed­ding scene, so un­less he’s re­turn­ing as a zom­bie, it’s likely to be a dream se­quence!


With a darker, more su­per­nat­u­ral vibe teased for Sea­son Two, fans are buzzing for the in­tro­duc­tion of our fave teen witch!

“Sab­rina... She’s go­ing to come,” says KJ Apa. “Yeah, she comes in the last episode.” Don’t ex­pect an ap­pear­ance by

Melissa Joan Hart, though – it’s ru­moured that Dove Cameron has taken on the role! Riverdale Sea­son Two pre­mieres Oc­to­ber 12 on Net­flix

Betty and Jug­head hit a rocky patch in Sea­son Two Things are about to take a se­ri­ously dark turn for (from left) Veron­ica, Jug­head, Josie, Ch­eryl, Kevin, Betty and Archie

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