Riverdale is bonafide a CW hit, which isn’t really surprising considering it had all of the makings to be one in the first place- a small town, a ridiculously good looking group of high school students and parents, love triangles, music, and murder. The series has really taken off and found somewhat of a cult following throughout its first season. The cast and crew took the stage for their own panel at San Diego Comic-Con and they did not disappoint! In attendance were KJ Apa (Archie), Camila Mendes (Veronica), Lili Reinhart (Betty), Cole Sprouse (Jughead), Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl), Ashleigh Murray (Josie), Hayley Law (Valerie), Asha Bromfield (Melody), Casey Cott (Kevin), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Showrunner) and Sarah Schechter (Executive Producer).
The series left off with a couple of cliffhangers in the season 1 finale. Cheryl had just burned down Thornhill, Veronica and her mom were dealing with the impending return of Hiram Lodge, Jughead was given the opportunity to join the Southside Serpents, and Archie’s dad was shot in the chest after what looked like a robbery at Pop’s. So – definitely a lot of things were set up for a dramatic and intense season 2.
Luckily, the audience was treated into a sneak peek of the sophomore season, which shows the gang questioning whether Archie’s dad being shot was an accident or a targeted hit. Before they got to see that though, The CW brought along the season 1 blooper reel, which was a real treat to watch as well! Check it out below.
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.