Lili Reinhart Teases How 'Riverdale's Season Two Theme Is Directly Related To Betty

Lili Reinhart Teases How 'Riverdale's Season Two Theme Is Directly Related To Betty

All summer long, we’ve been wanting to know more about the theme for Riverdale‘s upcoming season two — and now we have it!

Speaking with EW, both star Lili Reinhart and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa dish about the theme and what’s ahead for fans of the show.

“One of my favorite movies is Shadow of a Doubt, which is an Alfred Hitchcock movie which has often been described as Our Town with a killer on the loose. I was always obsessed with that idea,” Roberto says. “This season is a little bit of an homage to that.”

And the theme is something out of your childhood nightmares: “The big theme is what happens when you’re living with fear day in and day out that something terrible might happen. And how your life changes when you’re walking home from school and you see someone and you cross to the other side of the street. Or when you go to bed, you triple-check your front door to make sure it’s locked.”

Roberto and Lili go on to tease how Betty Cooper is at the center of it all.

“What we can say is that Betty’s speech in the finale at the jubilee about how the town needs to do better has repercussions,” Lili says.

And yes, Dark Betty is coming out to play.

“I would say by episode 4 and 5, Betty is absolutely in the heart of darkness,” the showrunner adds. “We’re putting her through the fires like never before.”

“I can’t say too much because there’s a couple of big twists, but Betty is absolutely at the heart of the darkest story we’re telling this season.”

Riverdale returns next month on The CW.

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