Season Premiere Wednesday, October 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW
On the season premiere episode, as the jury begins deliberations in his murder trial, Archie (KJ Apa) makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer. Betty (Lili Reinhart) is forced to deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice (Madchen Amick) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) brings up some dark secrets she's kept hidden. Veronica (Camila Mendes) pleads with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) to step in and help Archie before a verdict is announced. Finally, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) leads the Serpents against the Ghoulies latest attack. Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star.
This past season picked up moments after the season one finale, with Fred Andrews shot by a mysterious assailant in a black hood—and his son Archie racing to save his father’s life. No one was safe from The Black Hood. The gang teamed up to stop the Black Hood, including Jughead Jones, who also acclimated to a new school and endured a trial-by-fire to become a full-fledged member of his father’s gang, the infamous Southside Serpents. —even as FP Jones struggled to get back on the straight and narrow.
With tensions between the North and Southside at an all-time high—stoked by Hiram Lodge with the help of Reggie Mantle, and intensified with the Black Hood’s unexpected re-emergence—a civil war seemed imminent. And, indeed, after a brief respite during which everyone came together to put on “Carrie, the Musical,” , season 2 built to a riot that brought out the worst (and best) of Riverdale and its citizens, and culminated in the shocking arrest of Archie. The series is based on the characters from Archie Comics.