The series, based on the series of American comics “Archie”, will receive a new season before the end of this year. What prepared The CW channel to its viewers in the continuation of teenage drama, look on our page.
The show by Roberto Aguirre-Sakasa tells about life in the small province of Riverdale, which, despite its tiny size, has a huge number of secrets. Deal with them will have the main character – a student of the local school Archie Andrews.UP ↑
The beginning of the series’s events is the tragic death of Jason Blossom, who was Archie’s best friend. It changes the life of Andrews entirely, and this academic year he enters already a new person. The guy goes against his father and decides to become a musician, however, like most of his peers.
The protagonist is the soul of the company and the owner of an attractive appearance, so several girls are fighting for his heart at the same time: Betty Cooper, who has secretly been in love with Archie for a long time, the new Veronica Lodge from New York and Cheryl Blossom, the most popular girl in school, sister The twin of the tragically deceased Andrews best friend, Jason. The guy has no fewer friends – among them is the newcomer Jajhad Jones from the class of Archie, singer McCoy Josie and others. Together, everyone will have to unravel the mystery of the death of Blossom and simultaneously discover new secrets that are hidden behind the thin walls of the province.UP ↑
Announcement of 4 seasons
One year later, the mystery of the death of the best friend of the main character was not revealed. But this does not stop Archie Andrews and his comrades who continue to study in high school. Fred wants his son to follow in his father’s footsteps and take up the construction business, instead of playing music. Veronica becomes the main girlfriend of Andrews, which saddens Betty and Cheryl. Jajhead’s investigation brings unexpected facts to the show.UP ↑
The creation of the series “Riverdale” began with the filming of the traditional pilot, which The CW channel did in just two weeks from March 14 to April 1, 2015. Later, after the project was approved by the cable network management, the creation of the remaining 12 episodes began in a year and a half – from September 7.
A platform for creating a teenage drama based on the comics of the Archie series was installed in Vancouver. The final episodes of the first season were filmed on the eve of the premiere, in early 2017.
Awards and ratings
The pilot series before the world premiere was shown to journalists in January 2017. The IGN edition on the basis of the scanned gave a rating of 8.5 out of 10 possible points. Others present at the pre-show critics no less stint in their own praise to the creators of the show.UP ↑
The selection of artists for the main roles in the television series was treated with increased laboriousness – this is not the first attempt to film the comic, which means that the characters’ performers will be compared with their predecessors.
Starring in the role of Archie Andrews was called KJ Apa from New Zealand, who, like his character, is interested in music and plays the guitar well.
Luke Perry, formerly known from the Beverly Hills 90210, appeared on this show as the father of the main character, Fred Andrews.
Actor Cole Sprouse is featured in the role of Jughad Jones, who was Archie’s best friend before the show’s events.
Camila Mendez appeared in the role of the charming new girl Veronica Lodge.
Longtime fan of Andrews and his girlfriend Betty Cooper played by Lily Reinhart.
Madeleine Petsh got the role of the murdered sister of Archie’s best friend, Cheryl Blossom.UP ↑
Facts about the show
- The series is based on the Archie Comics comic strip, which has been published in the United States since 1946.
- This is not the first attempt at adaptation of the idea, in 1968 on CBS, 1987 on Saturday morning cartoon, 1999 on the PAX Network and 2013 on the Hub Network showed cartoons on this idea. In 1990, NBC showed its own film Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, and in 1996 Showtime presented the tape Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
- Initially, the creators of the series “Riverdale” visited the FOX channel in 2014 with an offer of film adaptation, but soon the management abandoned this idea and moved the show to The CW.
- The city of Riverdale is located in the state of Georgia, USA.
- The show was filmed in the city of Vancouver.
- The script for a teen drama was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sakas.
- The premiere of the first, 13-episode season, took place on January 26, 2017.
- The first two seasons were nominated for a movie award 15 times, 12 of which ended in victory.
- One of the leading actors, Luke Perry (Fred Andrews), passed away in early 2019 and changed the script of the series.
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