In a promo released today over at The CW, we get a brief look at the darkly stylized and surrealistic world of Riverdale.
The series, produced by Greg Berlanti, is a more subversive and intense take on Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the gang. Written by Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Riverdale pilot is set to premiere in January of 2017 and will coincide with the Archie character’s 75th anniversary.
“It’s definitely Archie, but a little darker, a little more complex and a little weirder than you might remember from the digest you bought at the supermarket,” Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reported to Entertainment Weekly. “We’re saying it’s a little bit like Archie meets Twin Peaks.”
Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, and Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle.
Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9/8c on The CW!