Riverdale stars share their insights on season three
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE ATMOSPHERIC TEEN DRAMA’S NEW SEASON? THE CAST LET US KNOW
Riverdale broke through in 2017 by featuring a cast of talented newcomers and hours of moody bingeworthiness. Creator Roberto Aguirre-sacasa tells TV Week Close Up that in season three the show will continue to update the Archie Comics world for a modern audience.
‘We’re going to infuse this season with a lot more high school stuff, but still with all the crime, drama and mystery,’ he says.
The story picks up with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) arrested for a murder seemingly orchestrated by crime boss Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos).
‘We meet them in the premiere,’ Roberto says. ‘The Serpents, now led by Jughead [Cole Sprouse] and FP Jones [Skeet Ulrich], as well as Betty [Lili Reinhart] and Cheryl [Madelaine Petsch], are trying to maintain the peace – which quickly gets disturbed.’
Here, the cast share their insights on Riverdale 3.0…
KJ APA as ARCHIE ‘ARCHIE IS TRYING TO REDEEM HIMSELF’ New Zealand-born actor KJ – who played Kane Jenkins for two years in NZ soap Shortland Street – reveals that Archie is in a fix. ‘He’s on trial for the murder of Cassidy Bullock,’ KJ, 21, says. ‘Even though we know he didn’t do it, Archie’s really trying to redeem himself.’ KJ adds that he’s welcoming the new dynamic for Archie. ‘I’m excited to shoot all the prison stuff,’ he admits. ‘I’m stoked that the storylines are pretty dark, because it’s more challenging. It’s always good to be uncomfortable as an actor.’