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SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Updates and Relationship Statuses

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Fresh off of season 3, the cast of Riverdale gave some updates for us to look forward to going into season 4.

The cast doesn’t know a whole lot about Season 4, yet, saying they won’t know until they read the script, but the season picks up midsummer, specifically July, according to Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), between junior and senior year.

“Season 4 is definitely senior year, high school focused on relationships and those dynamics, and obviously the mystery of what we saw at the end of season 3 and I think we’re going to be coming back to that throughout, like having little flashes of it throughout the season to kind of gather more information. So I guess each flashback will tell us a little more,” said Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge).

With the Black Hood and The Gargoyle King gone, season 4 seems like a fresh start.

“I feel like season 3 did a really good job of wrapping a lot of things up but also introducing a lot of new storylines so I think season 4 leads us off on a completely new path,” said Reinhart.

Storylines bleeding into Season 4 include the real Charles and The Farm. Reinhart adds that a big mystery will be introduced early on in the season but jokes that no one else remembers because “there’s always like 12 mysteries going on.”

“Betty is working closely with Charles and the FBI to help track down Alice and Edgar and stop The Farm, hopefully,” said Reinhart. “Maybe Betty will finally get to punch Evelyn in the face. Side note, we love Zoé (De Grand Maison) she’s the best, but obviously, with Evelyn, you want to punch her in the face.

In addition to everything, Chad Michael Murray’ Edgar Evernever and Mad Dog will be back. According to Kj Apa (Archie Andrews), we’ll learn Mad Dog’s real name.

Other important items in the Riverdale universe are the relationships. Veronica, now that she is back with Archie, has to break the news to Reggie (Charles Melton). Mendes says that confrontation will happen in episode 2.

As for Bughead?

“I think they are going strong,” Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones) said. Jughead, however, is going to prep school in this season and will only back in Riverdale on the weekends.

“I think that is going to inevitably put stress on the relationship between Betty and Jughead,” Sprouse added. “I think it might be a little bit tense. They might fall, turn away from each other, only to come back together way stronger. I think they’re gonna be really good.”

Choni might have some trouble in season 4.

“Cheryl is keeping a dead body in her basement, and her girlfriend (Vanessa Morgan’s Toni Topaz) doesn’t know about it, so I would say rocky roads are ahead,” Madelaine Petsch admits. “But, as far as we know, right now they are very happy. We’ll see what happens. … [Cheryl] definitely needs some happiness, but it wouldn’t be Cheryl Blossom if there’s not a little chaos.”

It was also announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel that Kerr Smith (The FostersLife Unexpected) will play Riverdale High’s new principal, Mr. Honey, in a recurring role. Smith will first appear in the second episode of season four, entitled “Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High.” Aguirre-Sacasa describes Smith’s character as “a bit of a hard-ass who takes a harder line with the students this year, especially with the seniors.”

There will also be another musical episode- any guesses as to which show?

Riverdale season 4 premieres Oct. 9 on The CW.

sources: EW, ET Online, SDCC

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