'Riverdale' Showrunner Talks About The Aftermath of Cheryl's Assault

'Riverdale' Showrunner Talks About The Aftermath of Cheryl's Assault

While Riverdale isn’t set in a particular era, the show took on a timely subject in sexual assault.

Showrunner Roberto Aguire Sacasa opened up to Variety about the storyline and how the show is going to handle the consequences for Nick St. Clair and touch on Cheryl’s state of mind.

“No one loves these characters more than I do – no one treasures them more than I do. So I think we try to handle things with care, but they are teenagers, and teenagers do bad things,” Roberto explained on why they chose to take on the touchy subject manner.

“We try to not do it for shock and salacious reasons,” he adds. “We try to make sure it comes out of an emotionally true place for the character, that it’s earned, and that we follow through on all of these things.”

For Cheryl and Nick, this won’t just be a one and done episode, it’s going to go on for the whole season.

“We thought, ‘Wow, this is actually a huge, deep story that can continue for not just Cheryl but Veronica, their parents, and Archie.’ So far, it’s something we’ve been tracking through the rest of the season.”

Riverdale airs Wednesdays on The CW.

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