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What the New ‘Riverdale’ Trailer Reveals About Season Four

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.

 

 

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3 Shockingly Fitting Literary References in ‘Riverdale’

Cringey writing is nothing new for the wildly popular CW teen drama, Riverdale, and viewers cannot help but love to hate it. Writers love to script completely otherworldly lines for Riverdale‘s sixteen-year-old characters that are packed with obscure references and SAT-level vocabulary words. In the same way, many of the characters retain a surprising amount of knowledge of famous literary works, because what high schooler doesn’t quote Jane Eyre on the daily?

Abundant literary references make a lot more sense considering individual episodes of Riverdale are categorized as “chapters,” usually followed by a famous literary title. Also, the entire series is narrated by Jughead who is apparently working on a novel about the town and its secrets. Here are some of our favorite highlights from Riverdale‘s literary reel.

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  1. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A very important moment for Bughead (Betty + Jughead) shippers, this scene takes place in the sixth episode of Season 1 when the two characters kiss for the first time and the ship is born. In very literary fashion, Jughead uses a ladder to climb through Betty’s window to reach her while she is grounded. The scene makes two clever literary references. When Jughead reaches Betty’s window, he affectionately calls her “Juliet,” an easy nod to Romeo and Juliet.

Later, when referring to Betty’s house arrest, Jughead asks if Betty “has gone all Yellow Wallpaper on [him],” referencing the short story’s main character who, after being trapped in a room, begins succumbing to a debilitating mental illness that causes her to hallucinate and climb the walls. The scene is a sweet one for fans of the literary and actual couple alike — Bughead, and its real-life counterpart, Sprousehart, both came out of the series and stole our hearts.

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2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Capote’s journalistic novel following the murder of an innocent family seems obvious when considering the sinister subplot of the show’s first season; the foreshadowing reference occurs during the pilot of the show. Our resident posh chick Ronnie comments about the nature of the town as soon she steps out of her ride from New York. She proclaims herself to be much more Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the bright, city-centric novella by the same author about a dazzling female neighbor, while the town of Riverdale is much more In Cold Blood. She’s not wrong, but she sure is pretentious.

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3. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The writers borrow this title of Conrad’s 1899 novel about English colonialism for the show’s fifth episode. This episode features Jason’s long-awaited funeral. Following the novel’s theme of people going where they don’t belong, Betty and Jughead sneak away during the event to lurk around the Blossom household searching for clues about Jason’s death. Here, they run into Cheryl’s grandmother who utters a famous phrase from the novel, “The horror, the horror!”

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5 Things to Look Forward to in ‘Riverdale’ Season 4

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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 

 

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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.

 

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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? 

‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Will Kick off with Tribute to Luke Perry

Riverdale fans, prepare a box of Kleenex for the upcoming season of the teenage crime drama: the first episode is entitled “In Memoriam.”

Based on the Archie comics, hit TV adaptation Riverdale will honor actor Luke Perry, who sadly passed away in early March of this year. The loss has devastated those who knew Perry personally and who worked with him. Fans are sure to miss his presence on the show, and the acknowledgement of his loss is sure to be as emotionally cathartic as it is difficult.

 

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Luke Perry has been with the show since the very beginning, bringing to life the character Fred Andrews, Archie Andrews’ father. A lovable character and person, Perry created a gentle and earnest yet also stern father to bring out powerful and enjoyable moments from KJ Apa, who plays Archie. Luke Perry was the perfect man for the role, bringing his passion and talent of acting, as well as his own natural charm, to the show. The acclaimed actor is missed by his Riverdale family. At least now we can have one last goodbye.

 

 

 

Showrunner and writer Roberto Aguirre Sacasa shared the announcement of the special episode in tribute via Twitter, telling viewers that they’re “thankful for the opportunity to honor Luke and Fred.”

 

 

 

According to Deadline News, the episode will be kicking off Season 4 Wednesday October 9th at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on the CW.

 

 

 

 

 

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Six More Cast Members Confirmed for ‘Looking For Alaska’

Hulu announced the addition of six more cast members for its upcoming screen adaptation of John Green’s YA bestseller, Looking For Alaska. Set to be an eight-episode miniseries starring Kristine Froseth as Alaska and Charlie Plummer as Miles, Looking For Alaska’s talent lineup will now expand to include Denny Love as The Colonel, or Chip Martin, an outspoken anti-jock who befriends Miles and Alaska),

 

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Landry Bender will play The Colonel’s girlfriend, Sara, Jay Lee will portray Takumi, Sofia Vassilieva will feature as Lara, and Uriah Shelton and Jordan Connor will play Longwell and Kevin, respectively, two classic goony jocks out to ruin the lives of Miles and his friends. You might recognize Connor from his role as Sweet Pea on The CW’s Riverdale and Love from Chicago P.D. and Empire.

 

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