GET A FIRST LOOK AT THE CW’S RIVERDALE TV SERIES

Live-action series based on Archie Comics characters premieres January 26th at 9pm ET/8pm Central

You’ve waited patiently for this moment – and now it’s here.

We’ve got a sneak peek at ‘Riverdale’, the new one-hour live-action drama based on the classic Archie Comics characters premiering January 26th, 2017 at 9/8c on The CW. What more could you want?

‘Riverdale’ is written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers.

The live-action series offers a bold, compelling take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his best friend, Jughead Jones.

‘Riverdale’ stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.

The show’s premiere on January 26th will be followed one week later on February 1st, with a special tie-in one-shot comic book written by ‘Riverdale’ showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and members of the show’s writing staff with art by Alitha Martinez. The RIVERDALE ONE-SHOT promises to reveal new secrets and stories from the summer before the eternal love-triangle debuts on television screens.

An ongoing RIVERDALE comic book series will debut in comic book stores and digital platforms in March by Aguirre-Sacasa and Martinez that will run alongside the show, expanding on the events of the series and diving deeper into the characters and their relationships.

For more information about ‘Riverdale’ and everything Archie Comics, visit the official Archie Comics website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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OK...I know that it is a throwback to the 1950's....since I do not remember...someone please tell me what the "S" on Jughead's sweater stands for?  I do know that the "R" on Archie's vest is for Riverdale.  Thanks

He's given several explanations for the S, but since there's no continuity, it's unlikely any of them are still relevant or were true at the time. As to why Montana put it there, I don't think anyone knows.

Betty looks much older with her hair down and not pulled back in that tight ponytail. She's had it down a few times in the show, but not as well done as here. I'm still waiting for a throwback episode in which Archie accidentally asks both Veronica and Betty to the prom.

-- MSA

I've seen three different explanations for the "S" on Jughead's sweater, and none of them make any sense. The one that comes closest is that it reminds him of foods -- sandwiches, sardines, milkshakes ...

Yay, I can contribute to the knowledge pool!

According to Bob Montana's widow, the "S" comes from Skunk Hill, a rival school to the one Montana went to in Haverhill, Mass. (Anyone who wants to believe the official Archie story that John Goldwater created all the Archie characters, and not Montana, the exit's that way.) Montana changed Skunk Hill to Squirrel Hill for the comics (the widow didn't say where that happened), but that's what Jughead -- the eternal rebel/iconoclast -- was wearing: the sweatshirt of Riverdale's rival.

But there's more: Skunk Hill's mascot was the Tigers, and Skunk Hill wasn't part of the prep sports structure -- it was an independent school. So what Jughead's shirt is really referring to is the Squirrel Hill Independent Tigers.

Montana could never put the team's acronym in the comics, but he got to laugh at it privately.

Here's an Entertainment Weekly article that addresses the sweatshir...

So no comments on episode 11? They seemed to wrap up most of the loose ends very quickly.  The previews for episode 12 seem to be setting up the new mystery for season two. So Sabrina...never showed up..I am a bit disappointed!  But kinda figured as much.

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