Things are getting dark in Riverdale! Stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Camila Mendes talk season two
ARCHIE, BETTY, JUGHEAD AND VERONICA ARE BACK FOR ROUND TWO… AT LAST!
When Riverdale debuted this year, no-one could’ve anticipated the fandom it would amass. Murder, mystery and romance dominated our Netflix each week – and according to the star who plays hero Archie Andrews, KJ Apa, season two will turn things up a notch when it returns on October 12.
‘[It’s] so much more subversive and more dramatic and intense,’ KJ spills of the new season, which follows a jaw-dropping season one finale that saw (SPOILER ALERT!) Archie’s father Fred get shot by a mystery gunman, Cheryl Blossom burn down her family home after learning her father killed her brother Jason, and Betty Cooper finding out she has a secret brother! But what’s freaking fans out more are fears Betty and her beau Jughead Jones will split!
Executive producer Roberto AguirreSacasa spills, ‘Bughead is pretty strong, and pretty undeniable, and pretty epic, but you know, even the most epic of romances have trouble – and trouble often comes as a third party.’ Enter Toni Topaz! ‘It is conceivable that Toni will potentially test the limits of Bughead.’
Vanessa Morgan, who portrays Jughead’s rumoured temptress, admits she’s received the odd death threat over her character’s storyline, but she isn’t fazed by Toni’s haters. In fact, she welcomes them! ‘I stir it up a bit for Bughead, I’m part of Southside,’ she teases.