‘Archie’ Proves Irresistible to ‘Riverdale’ in Extended CW Trailer
We like to have our fun with The CW’s sexy re-imagining of any property they can get their hands on, but boy, if Archie reboot Riverdale isn’t quickly becoming the poster-child. Archie appears romantically involved with most everyone in town by the extended Riverdale trailer, with a side-helping of murderous teen angst and a little Barb.
In addition to a deep-dive of Jason Blossom’s murder (Archie and Jughead are suspects!), The CW’s extended Riverdale trailer also brings us a first look at Josie and the Pussycats performing. “The Town With Pep!” very quickly becomes “A Touch of Evil,” with a few Stranger Things peeking through toward the end.
Now set to premiere Thursday, January 26, Riverdale is described as a “surprising and subversive” take on Archie comics, including the title character, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang. Among the cast, there’s Lili Reinhart Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols and Twin Peaks alum Mädchen Amick.
So reads the synopsis:
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 slacker best friend, Jughead Jones.
Check out the prior Riverdale trailers below, and stay tuned for the January 24 premiere.