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Riverdale, Greg Berlanti's Archie series for The CW, is shaping up, and first let me tell you why I'm excited about this. Berlanti's proven he RULES at comic series adaptations, thanks to The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, but you might not realizes he's also AMAZING at teen ensemble dramas, thanks to his wonderful series Everwood and his pivotal work on Dawson's Creek (follow our rewatch here!). So yeah, get excited.
First up, the synopsis:
Set in present time, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
KJ Apa will play Archie, and Ashleigh Murray is Josie (of Josie and the Pussycats, WHO WILL ALSO BE ON THIS SHOW!!!).
Luke Perry will play Archie's dad.
Camila Mendes will play Veronica.
Lili Reinhart will play Betty, and Cole Sprouse is our Jughead (my favorite!).
And finally, Madelaine Petsch is our Cheryl Blossom.
And Sarah Michelle Gellar is headlining the Cruel Intentions TV series, which is, frankly, genius.
Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin has joined Fifty Shades Darker.
And this guy is our new Johnny Castle (NO ONE WILL EVER REPLACE PATRICK SWAYZE).
We've got upcoming adaptations of Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey Arnold in the works.
That's it for this week! Give us your thoughts downstairs.