Drama returns with new season of “Riverdale”

By Leanne Signoriello – Features Editor

The CW’s “Riverdale” returns to television with a brand new season October 11. Photo Courtesy of The CW

The CW’s “Riverdale” returns to television with a brand new season October 11. The revamped, modern version of the classic comic’s new season is sexy, mysterious, and full of drama, proving why it scored seven awards at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Last fall, audiences were able to see Archie Comics come to life with the series. The show is a modern adaptation to the Archie Comic Book series that features familiar characters such as Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). The dramatic series revolves around the mysteries of the fictional town, including the death of high school hero, Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines).

The end of season one was only the beginning of the problems that are about to unfold in the small, yet divided town of Riverdale. Although fans learned the truth about Blossom’s death at the end of season one, it ended with a bang (literally), as Archie’s father was shot. The culprit is someone we can only speculate as being a part of the town’s gang of suspected criminals, the South Side Serpents.

Nobody is safe and relationships are on the line. Betty and Jughead captivated fans with their romance shared in season one. However, with the controversy and tension between the North Side residents and the South Side Serpents, the town has never been so divided and Jughead will have to choose between his family or his North Side girlfriend.

New faces are anticipated for the cast. Fans will finally meet Veronica’s dad and await to see the drama that unfolds after his return from prison, in addition to a new possible love interest for Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch).

The tension and drama is at an all time high going into the second season in what seems to be the next Civil War in Riverdale.

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