It’s no secret that TV Source Magazine is obsessed with Riverdale. The CW’s freshman drama series based on the Archie Comics characters instantly drew us in and kept us hooked each week. Now, the entire, addictive first season has made its way to home video.
Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available to own Tuesday, August 15 on DVD and Blu-Ray. The three-disc set is prices at $39.99. Although the series is available to stream on Netflix, the physical releases come packed with a ton of exclusive bonus features diehard fans will love – everything from cast interviews to deleted scenes and much more! Here’s a look at what is included:
- Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- Riverdale: The New Normal
- Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
- I Got You – musical piece
- These Are Moments I Remember – musical piece
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
Having watched the special features on the discs, we can say The Riverdale: The New Normal and Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin featurettes are a delight, showcasing interviews with showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, cast members, and various individuals involved in the series’ production who discuss bringing the beloved characters to life on the small screen.
However, the deleted scenes — while not crucial to the overall plot of the show — are easily the highlight of the release. This rings particularly true for fans of Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Hermione (Marisol Nichols). Many of the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor feature the mother/daughter duo and help to flesh out the complicated relationship between the two characters. All in all, Riverdale: The Complete First Season is a must-own for fans of the series.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.
“Riverdale is full of nostalgic Archie elements, but this all-new series brings viewers mystery, seduction, and corruption; and would probably make the original gang blush,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re thrilled to offer fans this dark, subversive pleasure – along with exclusive DVD and Blu-ray bonus content – just in time for the second season premiere on The CW.”
Riverdale: The Complete First Season is now available to own on home video. Riverdale Season Two premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.