Archie fans, rejoice! Riverdale, the new series from The CW based on the eternally fresh-faced comics, has arrived. In the UK, new episodes pop up on Netflix every Friday, and we’ve got a whole bunch of new pictures from the ninth episode for you, which we’ve added to our gallery above. You can fire it up by clicking on the main image.
ALSO, thanks to CBR, we’ve got our first look at Molly Ringwald as Archie’s mum, Mary Andrews. Here she is, alongside Luke Perry as Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews…
Ringwald will make her Riverdale debut in episode 10 of season 1.
While we wait, here’s the official synopsis for part 9, which is called La Grande Illusion….
“Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters.”
Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as (no doubt the one to watch) Jughead Jones, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, and is looking like a much darker vision of the Archie universe than we were initially expecting – not that this is a bad thing!
Also, slightly off topic here, but if you’re an Archie fan and Twitter user, the @ArchieComics account is very on the ball with all the latest news from the world of Riverdale, both in print and in general, and there’s been an ongoing – and particularly savage – Reggie-bashing thread which started in February of last year that may very well steal your heart:
More news as it arrives.