Riverdale Season 3 is back on our screens, and all is right with the world. While it’s exciting enough to see KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camilla Mendes and Cole Sprouse back reprising their roles as Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead – not to mention Mark Consuelos’ Hiram Lodge, Luke Perry’s Fred Andrews, and Madeleine Petsch’s Cheryl Blossom -this new season brings us the promising opportunity to see them in different shoes: namely, that of their parents.
Yes, this season marks the long-awaited episode that will flashback several decades to explore the secrets between our main characters’ parents – with each member of the cast playing their adult counterpart. The Midnight Club, as Episode 4 is called, will see KJ Apa as Teen Fred, Cole Sprouse as Teen FP, Madelaine Petsch as Teen Penelope Blossom, Lili Reinhart as Teen Alice Smith, Ashleigh Murray as Teen Sierra Samuels and Camila Mendes as Teen Hermione Lodge. It’s an inspired idea for a show so steeped in generational drama and nostalgia, promising to give us the inside scoop on FP and Hermione’s relationship, offering us a chance to see Apa with potentially more interesting material, and even the return of Trevos Stines (once Jason Blossom) as Teen Penelope’s future husband, Clifford.
Episode 4 will air on Netflix on Thursday 1st November. Read on below for the pics – or click here to read our review of Season 3’s opening episodes.
Riley Keough cast in Riverdale Season 3
1st October 2018
Proof that those who ask will receive, Riley Keough has been officially cast in Season 3 of Riverdale.
The actress, who has impressed in American Honey, Logan Lucky and, most recently, Netflix’s Hold the Dark, is also a Riverdale fan. Back in March, she tweeted as such, asking to be put in the show. Now, several months later, her wish has come true, with The CW giving her a part in the hit teen drama.
Keough will play a “mysterious woman named Laurie Lake” in one episode of the new season. Described as an “all-American farm girl”, she takes in Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) after they wander onto her property seeking shelter – but her warm welcome conceals “more danger than they could have imagined”.
We can find out more about what exactly that means – and what else the season has in store for us – later this month. Riverdale Season 3 will air weekly on Netflix UK from Thursday 11th October, with new episodes arriving with 24 hours of their broadcast on The CW.
Riverdale Season 3 gets a new trailer
1st September 2018
The return of Riverdale is now only weeks away, and things are taking a dark turn for Season 3, judging by its new trailer.
The teaser gives us our latest look at what’s in store for Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and pals in the tiny US town, following two seasons of shootings, serial killings, house burnings and more than their fair share of teen romance. The video gives us our first proper look at Archie in handcuffs, as he heads to prison for the new season, but there’s darker stuff on the cards, from riots to demonic doodles. Oh, and cheerleading.
“We will survive whatever you have planned, because we are endgame,” says Veronica (Camila Mendes) in the video, in what we presume is a comment directed at her dad, Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos). Riverdale showruner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has already teased a major divide between father and daughter, as well as potential new love interest for Veronica. Most exciting of all, though, is perhaps a Breakfast Club-style episode that was comprise a flashback to the town’s parents as kids, all played by the younger members of the cast.
With a sinister coming to light that the parents have hidden for decades, expect that revelation to be central to the show’s expanding plotlines. As for the genre of the season, following a murder mystery and a slasher flick, Aguirre-Sacasa has suggested that Episode 7 of Season 2 gives us a clue about what to expect. You can read our review of that episode here – or read on below to watch the trailer.
Riverdale Season 3 will air weekly on Netflix UK from Thursday 11th October, with new episodes arriving with 24 hours of their broadcast on The CW.
Riverdale Season 3 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Comic-Con: Riverdale Season 3 trailer arrives ahead of October release
23rd July 2018
The trailer for Riverdale Season 3 has arrived, courtesy of Comic-Con, and it gives us our first proper look at what’s in store for everyone’s favourite teen town when it returns this October.
The third season was announced before Season 2 had even finished airing, with KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camilla Mendes and Cole Sprouse all set to reprise their central roles as Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead, as well as Mark Consuelos’ Hiram Lodge, Luke Perry’s Fred Andrews, and Madeleine Petsch’s Cheryl Blossom.
We already know that Episode 1 will see Archie in court, after being arrested at the end of Season 2 – framed by Hiram for a murder he didn’t commit. But things can still get darker, judging by the new teaser, which takes us back to Riverdale after the arrest of Hal Cooper as the Black Hood – and gives us a glimpse of a mysterious, sinister cult in the woods.
“After the worst summer ever, I want us to have a normal Labor Day weekend,” Archie tells Betty, Veronica and Jughead at Pop’s. We know that the weekend will likely be far from normal. The question is: will we know what they did last summer?
The cast were all in attendance at Comic-Con, with Reinhart teasing the rise of Betty alongside Jughead, as she becomes the Serpent Queen at his side.
“[She’s] the Serpent queen, so at the start of the season, you see her own that title. She’s there. She’s doing it,”Reinhart commented, revealing that her mum (played by Twin Peaks’ Madchen Amick) will advise Betty on where to put the infamous Serpent tat.
Archie and Ronnie, meanwhile, will be hit by his prison time.
“He doesn’t want her to [visit] , but she’s a good girlfriend,” Apa said. “So she’ll probably be coming to visit, but I think the distance is going to shake things up a little between the two of them.”
Season 3 will air weekly on Netflix UK from Thursday 11th October, with new episodes arriving with 24 hours of their broadcast on The CW. Here’s the trailer:
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