RIVERDALE Preview: Not Your Typical Small Town

Riverdale is not like most other small, sleepy towns. There’s secrets in this town — and murder.

We open RIVERDALE (based on the Archie comics) with the tragic summer death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. He went on an early morning boat ride with his twin, Cheryl, and only one of them returned alive. But, as we soon come to learn, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Cheryl is the killer.

A few months later, a new year of school begins. Archie Andrews, a student at Riverdale High, has come to the realization that he wants to pursue a career in music, not take over his father’s company. And Archie is hiding a secret of his own — his forbidden affair with his young music teacher, Ms. Grundy.

Then there’s Betty Cooper, who wants to start a relationship with Archie after years of them just being friends. But Betty’s home life has left her high strung, between her otherbearing mother, Alice, and the recent breakdown of her sister.

Enter newcomer Veronica Lodge, who arrives in Riverdale and shakes things up. She and her mother are running from New York after her father was arrested for stealing his clients’ money. Betty and Veronica become fast friends, but their mutual attraction to Archie might get in the way of their relationship.

And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, the school’s Queen Bee who enjoys nothing more than stirring up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica.

Browse through photos from the pilot above and don’t miss the series premiere of RIVERDALE on Thursday, January 26 at 9/8c on The CW.

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