JJJ got a sneak peek at the first four episodes and they are fantastic. The casting is so on point that we really can’t name a favorite character because they are all that good.
We caught up with Cole earlier this year at the CW Upfronts where he talked about the buzz surrounding the show.
“I think inherently when you’re dealing with any comic book property, you’re dealing with the ability to make the fans excited because as a comic book fan myself, when someone messes with something I really love, it upsets you,” Cole said. “The greatest thing about the Archie comic book is 1. they are a really long read; 2. they’ve had so many universes within them already that a new universe is not something out of the box; and 3. the narratives we’re pulling off of are actually not that unusual.”
He continued, “Everything we’re dealing with is already in the Archie digest and Archie comics, but we’re still trying to reinvent and inspiring something new.”
“We’re ready to start this thing and give fans a new version of Archie that I think they’ll really love,” Cole told us.
Riverdale is set to premiere on Thursday, January 26th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.