Last night, Riverdale creator and writer, Roberto Acquirre-Sacasa released the trailer for season four of the hit teenage drama. The cast soon starting sharing the trailer, each on their own social media profiles, as fans anxiously sift through the short video to try to figure out the fates of their favorite character. After the shocking and ambiguous end to season three, the trailer hints at a few plot lines we can look forward to when the angsty, beloved show returns on October 9th.
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If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, watch it here now.
The trailer opens with a gaggle of characters walking through the woods screaming “Jughead!” This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the season finale wanted to make us believe that Jughead was dead and Betty, Archie and Veronica killed him. It appears now he has gone missing. Oh Jughead, always getting yourself into near-death situations. Nothing new.
The trailer then jumps back presumably to the core four looking ahead to their senior year of high school. The year promises to be filled with dark secrets, crime scenes, Betty getting hit in the head and Veronica dancing in lingerie. So far, everything appears just as it should. We get glimpses of Toni and Cheryl looking happy as normal (thank god!). The trailer hints at sex scenes between Archie and Veronica, which was to be expected despite no one asking for them. We even see Betty and Jughead getting it on a few times. At least Jughead hasn’t gone missing just yet. We also barely see any of Kevin. Again, nothing new.
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The trailer ends the same way as it begins- with a manhunt to find Jughead. This new season seems to remain true to the beloved Riverdale troupe of following one dark storyline while littering sex and relationships alongside. This new horror storyline seems to take a true crime approach with an unknown female gunmen stalking Betty at one moment.
The season promises a build-up to Jughead’s disappearance followed by that chilling scene that ended season three with Betty, Archie and Veronica burning their clothes and Jughead’s hat. In true Riverdale fashion, we have a lot more shocks, songs and sex to look forward to from the beloved comic book characters that writers and producers molded and mutilated. Whether you love to hate watch or truly just want to know what happens next, season four will struggle to set itself apart from past seasons of Riverdale, yet keep the same themes and drama that we cannot help but love to indulge in.
Everyone’s favorite trashy teen drama is getting ready for season four and the show’s panel at San Diego Comic Con last weekend teased fans with exciting tidbits about the upcoming season, which is set to premiere October 9th on the CW.
1. There will be a Halloween episode.
It may come as a shock that this teen-driven thriller/ drama/ horror/ crime/ mystery montage of a television show has never celebrated Halloween on screen. Luckily, writers have confirmed a Halloween special, bound to include revealing costumes (I’m looking at you, Cheryl), exciting party scenes, and real life horror elements thrown in.
2. The first episode will honor Luke Perry.
Following the tragic news of Luke Perry’s passing, fans were left wondering how the show would cope with such a loss. Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed at the panel that the first episode of season four will honor Perry and his character, Fred Andrews with a special guest star of Perry’s 90210 costar, Shannen Doherty. There is no doubt that the premiere will be a tear-jerker as fans say goodbye to the character and the actor alike.
3. Choni, Choni, and more Choni
Confirming the presence of Cheryl and Toni’s rocky relationships allowed many fans to breathe a sigh of relief. Aguirre-Sacasa also revealed that the show will explore Toni’s backstory further. Taking a deeper dive into the pretty poison will undoubtedly add depth to her character and her relationship with Cheryl. This is one relationship and character arc we can all be happy to see persist.
4. More musical episodes
Thankfully, the cast and creator also confirmed the continuation of the now infamous musical episodes. Riverdale High’s favorite director, Kevin Keller, will be back to direct yet another musical. There are no talks yet on what musical the gang will be putting on as their final senior year performance, but at least we always have KJ Apa’s dance moves to look forward to.
5. Jughead will be spending his senior year elsewhere.
The sad news that Jughead will be attending a prep school for his final year of high school surfaced during the show’s panel. This will definitely cause problems for his and Betty’s relationship. Between learning they share a new half-sibling and things between their parents heating up, Bughead’s relationship will be tested greatly in the new season. But, after surviving serial killers, drug dealers, gargoyles, and cult leaders- the couple can get through anything…right?
It was only recently that I’ve become a Spotify user. And yes, I am late to the party, but what can you do? Listening to awesome playlists has been my thing, but now Spotify is promising more, especially for comic-lovers.
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Although Riverdale has become a hit TV adaptation of the Archie Comics, the sales for the actual printed books haven’t shown as much success lately. Now, Archie Comics have a brand new plan and we’re loving the idea. According to Entertainment Weekly, the publisher is pairing up with Spotify in order to create their original comics with motion and sound tailored into the panels. There will be movement, music, and even actors giving a voice to each character.
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The first few episodes will bring to life the first six issues and ongoing comics. The writer and artists will translate them and group them on a playlist called “Spotlight: Archie- The New Riverdale”. Publisher and CEO of Archie Comics, Jon Goldwater, explains his feelings towards the new project:
“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers… And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way.”
We’ll have to wait and see how the fans react to this new way of reading the classic comics. It may only be a one time deal, but so far it sounds great. DC Comics is also doing something similar by giving readers the ability to scroll through panels on their phone. Even if it’s through technology, this might get comics back in readers’ hands.
When Keirnan Shipka was announced as Sabrina in the new Netflix Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I thought ‘cool.’ When Ross Lynch was cast as Harvey, I thought ‘wow, he looks really like Keirnan Shipka.’ So much so, in fact, that I wrote an article on it, illustrating my point with several comparisons of the pair’s faces, including the following:
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Weird right? But this is not the case anymore, it seems. In a photo tweeted by the show’s creator Robert Aguirre Sacasa, Lynch’s hair appears to have been dyed, and he’s looking a lot less like his on-screen love interest, which can only be a good thing.
Aguirre Sacasa, who is also the creator of hit show Riverdale, the same universe in which The Chilling Adventures will be set, tweeted the photo with the caption “Well, it’s out there. A 1st look at Harvey and Sabrina from the “Chilling Adventures of #Sabrina.” ADORBS, right?”
The pieces are puzzling themselves together for the newest Sabrina the Teenage Witch adaptation, and the latest piece is the casting of Aunt Zelda! Miranda Otto of Lord of the Rings fame is the newest name attached to the upcoming Netflix series based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Zelda, the more serious of the Spellman aunts, is the family’s disciplinarian. Described as proud and devout, she believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night.
With Otto joining the series, the Spellman family’s casting is complete. Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka has been cast as Sabrina, the lead role, while Lucy Davis will play Hilda, Chance Perdomo will play warlock cousin Ambrose, Michelle Gomez will play Mrs. Wardell (aka Madam Satan), and Jaz Sinclair has been cast as Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker.