I’ve been seeing these promos since ComicCon last summer, but they usually get taken down as fast as they get put up. Here’s the CW-sanctioned, 100% super-official teaser trailer for the upcoming new series based on the classic tween comic book Archie, called Riverdale.
A subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade
So, yeah. The vibe is very Twin Peaks meets Pretty Little Liars with a twist of One Tree Hill – nothing ALL like the source material, which is just goofy homespun pablum. Seems odd that after 50 years of waiting for a live action Archie – THIS is what they’d give us, but hey, at least KJ Apa‘s Archie is cute and has great abs (see pic above). And yes, that’s Cole Spouse as Jughead, so THAT might be interesting.
Watch it below.