Riverdale First Look: This is Not the Archie You Grew Up With, He’s Hot

With shows like The Vampire Diaries & Pretty Little Liars ending, Riverdale hopes to fill that spot of brooding, beautiful people, getting into a lot of trouble in their small town. Per usual, it’s so much more than that. Back at SDCC we got to watch the first episode of this twist on Archie Comics and the classic gang. Everything’s darker, more mysterious, but somehow more relatable.

Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) aren’t what you expect and we kind of ship them already. Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) is amazingly hot and just so happens to use his shirt to wipe away all that sweat, exposing his abs to the women he’s definitely hooking up with. And Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) isn’t a burger eating sidekick to Archie. He’s got secrets of his own.

Riverdale is a mystery grounded in love, friendship, and second chances. Check out the trailer below and prepare yourself for Riverdale.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, the trailer music is called “Paint the Pictures” by of Verona.

Riverdale premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9/8c on The CW.

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