What will happen in Riverdale season 2?
Netflix’s gritty and mysterious world of Riverdale is about to get even darker in the next series of the cult teen drama, according to actor Cole Spouse.
Cole, who plays troubled teen Jughead Jones, said that that season two is going to continue with the ‘over-the-top’ dark content that fans ended up loving in the first season.
“I think the whole show is going to be getting darker and stranger,” he told TV Line.
“We’re going to be leaning into a lot of those qualities that a lot of people ended up loving in the first couple of episodes — this heavy cinematography, this overbearing coloration, this really dark content that’s kind of over-the-top and campy, but it’s taken very seriously.”
Season one of Riverdale ended on a very dark note when a masked thug gunned down Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) right in front of his son Archie (KJ Apa).
All clues right now point towards season two picking up right where it left – at the gut-wrenching scene in Pop’s Diner.
“[Archie] wants vengeance, pretty much," KJ Apa told TVGuide.com. "I believe he's going to go to all ends to get to the bottom of it. We're going to see a really different side to him."
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted this will be the case when he tweeted a picture of the script for the very first episode of season two.
The photo had an upturned milkshake lying in a pool of blood, implying Riverdale will continue exactly where it ended.
Riverdale season one ends with Archie's dad being shot by a masked gunman
Roberto has already revealed the title of the first episode – “Chapter fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”.
Camilla Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge, also hinted that finale will be the catalyst that sets off season two.
“The finale is really where we focus on character,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “It's less about plot and more about what these characters are going through."
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She added: “Lastly, there's a huge reveal at the end, a huge twist that really sets off Season 2. It's kind of crazy, and we didn't know it was coming. It was a shock for all of us.”
But fans will also be curious to know what happens to Jughead and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart).
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At the end of the last series, Jughead was accepting a leather vest from the Southside Serpents – a criminal motorcycle gang run by his jailed father.
I think the whole show is going to be getting darker and stranger
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Archie’s heartthrob girlfriend Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is also bound to find herself in a spot of trouble after it was heavily implied her father had Fred Andrews killed.
And the enigmatic and dangerous Hiram Lodge, played by Mark Consuelos, will finally arrive after orchestrating many of the season’s events from prison.
The biggest mystery of season one – who killed Jason Blossom – was solved in the shocking finale when a CCTV recording saw Jason (Trevor Stines) being murdered by his father Clifford Blossom (Barclay Hope).
In a bid to wipe the slate clean and start life “afresh”, Jason’s twin sister Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) burned down her family’s mansion, to cleanse herself of her family’s drug smuggling empire.
Jughead seemingly joins his father's motorcycle gang at the end of the series
It is likely Veronica's father had Archie's dad shot in the finale
When is Riverdale season 2 out?
The insanely popular series has secured a cult following and devoted fanbase. Season two is currently under production, but no official date has been yet announced.
Spoiler TV have reported that Riverdale has been given a production date between June 22 and April 1, 2018.
This would place Riverdale in line for a full autumn release next year.
CW is expected to move the show to a Wednesday time-slot, from its previous Thursday broadcasts in the US. Riverdale is likely be available on Netflix the following day, or on Fridays.