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‘Riverdale’ Rundown: All of the News Out of #TCA17

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The cast and executives behind The CW’s upcoming series Riverdale took to the stage during the annual Television Critics Association’s winter press tour to spill secrets on the upcoming drama. Couldn’t be there? We’ve got a rundown of all the news you might have missed.

Riverdale Was Originally A Film

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that his take on Archie was originally going to be a film, inspired by the film Perks of Being a Wallflower.

An Archie Time-Travel Series Was Considered

Before settling on the murder-mystery angle of Riverdale, an Archie time-travel series was pitched.

Louis CK as Archie? It Could’ve Happened

At one point in time, comedian Louis CK was pitched for the role of Archie.

Blue Velvet Inspired Riverdale

David Lynch’s neo-noir mystery film Blue Velvet is a partial influence on the Riverdale universe.

Alice Cooper is Inspired by Carrie’s Mom

Madchen Amick’s crazy turn as Betty’s mom Alice Cooper was inspired by Mrs. White from the classic horror film Carrie.

An Archie Musical is Coming…

The Archie reign won’t let up anytime soon. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are currently working on a musical adaptation of the Archie universe.

Kevin Keller Gets a Love Interest

Kevin Keller’s portrayer Casey Cott let slip that his character will be getting a romance beginning with episode 4 of the series.

A Sabrina Spinoff in the Works?

Aguirre-Sacasa teased that, should Riverdale be a success for the network, a Rosemary’s Baby-inspired Sabrina the Teenage Witch spinoff could happen. The character is set to appear on Riverdale at some point in the future.

Sugar, Sugar Gets a Modern Twist

The Archies’ classic song ‘Sugar, Sugar’ will instead be performed by Josie and the Pussycats in episode 2.

Get ready to journey to Riverdale when it premieres Thursday, January 26th at 9pm on The CW.

Spencer Barrett
Stars are his kind of thing! Spencer Barrett joined the TV Source team as a staff writer in 2013. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Writer, TV & Pop Culture, shaping our pop culture content. He loves all things horror, Archie Comics and Taylor Swift.

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