Popping up today at Entertainment Weekly is the first promo for the Greg Berlanti-produced take on Archie, Jughead, Betty, and the rest of the cast of your favorite teen-romance-comedy mainstay of the comic racks.
Riverdale, The CW’s gritty/sexy iteration on the material will follow Archie and the rest as they enter their sophomore year in high school while investigating a murder mystery – that of “high school golden boy” Jason Blossom.
The series, which stars KJ Apa as Archie, Camila Mendes as Veronica, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Mädchen Amick as Betty’s mother Alice, and Luke Perry as Archie’s father Fred, will debut on Thursday, January 26th on The CW. The network will be shifting a few shows to accommodate the premiere, as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will move to Tuesday nights following The Flash.
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