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PopWrapped | Television

First Trailer For 'Riverdale' Shows Us The Darker Side Of Archie

Tamara Fuentes | PopWrapped Author

Tamara Fuentes

Updated 12/2/2016 10:51am
First Trailer For 'Riverdale' Shows Us The Darker Side Of Archie | Archie
Media Courtesy of tvline.com

Something strange is going on in Riverdale, and Archie and his friends are going to get to the bottom of it.

In the highly anticipated trailer for the CW's upcoming new show, Riverdale, we see some of the characters from the beloved Archie comics series come to life.

The series will revolve around the Archie characters as they try to navigate through high school; however, when a murder happens in their town, it's up to them to get to the bottom of it.

The trailer is definitely much darker than what Archie fans might be used to, but it's a direction that suits well with The CW's dark style.

New Zealand newcomer K.J. Apa leads the cast as Archie Andrews. Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes play Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, respectively, two of Archie's love interests who will start up a love triangle for Archie.

Fans of The Suite Life of Zach and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck will also be able to see Cole Sprouse in his first role (as Jughead) since he took time off to go to New York University where he majored in archeology.

Shannon Purser, who gained acclaim for her role as Barb Holland in Stranger Things, will play Ethel Muggs in the series. Rounding out the cast is Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, whose twin brother died in a mysterious car accident, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, lead singer of Josie & The Pussycats, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Archie's rival, and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, one of Riverdale's most popular students who is openly gay.

The series also continues the relationship between The CW and show creator Greg Berlanti. Berlanti is known for his work on Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, all of which now air on The CW. He was also the creator of Dawson's Creek and Everwood.

Riverdale will premiere on January 26th on The CW at 8/7c.

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