“I’d just come over from New Zealand, and Riverdale was my first audition,” he shared. “So I remember going to the studio, auditioning with Dave, and it was kind of nothing. Nothing was really there, nothing happened.”
But they decided to bring him in again — good choice!
“K.J. read for us and he was immediately Archie Andrews,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said. “It was the right combination of earnestness and edge. And he played the guitar like a dream.”
Riverdale closed their first storyline last night with writing Miss Grundy out of the picture.
After doing a little digging (emphasis on little), Betty revealed to Archie that Miss Grundy really wasn’t Miss Grundy at all, but a woman named Jennifer Gibson, who apparently likes to prey on much younger boys. She says that she was running away from an abusive relationship…but we need actual facts to believe that.
Archie did break things off with her, but as soon as she drove off at the end of the episode, she was already eyeing other guys half her age.
Riverdale isn’t the first show to have a student-teacher relationship (Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl spring to mind instantly), and it will hardly be the last — however, it was the way the story ended that has fans all riled up.
“Fight me if you want but that was a Bad way to resolve this episode,” one user wrote on Tumblr. “They let a pedophile walk free. It was bad. And they’re prob gonna leave it peen so they can bring her back later and I hate her. Her being a victim of abuse does not make what she did acceptable. She’s a pedophile. I hate her.”
Lili Reinhart is a Beronica shipper, and JJJ is loving her for it!
The Riverdale actress chatted about Betty and Veronica’s friendship that is definitely what fans are tuning in to see every week.
“I have a best friend in my life who I know is my soulmate. Betty and Veronica are two people who I think were always destined to be friends. Even though they’re so different from one another, these two people are meant to be in each other’s lives,” Lili shared about the duo’s relationship.
She adds, “B and V are a powerful, dynamic duo, and their friendship is 100 percent the heart of the show. And I love how at the end of every problem, they come back to each other.”
“They’re not enemies, and they’re not fighting over a guy,” she continued. “Maybe they did for a second, but that moment passed, and they got over it. This friendship is so much more important.”
We’re only to the fourth episode of Riverdale and Cole Sprouse has pretty much already figured out who killed Jason Bloom – HIM!
“[Jughead is] the only one that speaks to the audience and break fourth wall,” he shared in an interview with ComicBook.com. “Which gives him the ability to inform the audience that he’s the killer without having to inform any of the cast living in Riverdale.”
Cole has a reason for believing it too — even if the audience doesn’t think so.
“From the very beginning, I have thought Jughead was the killer,” he adds. “That was informed by a bunch of different things, and the narrative still rings true. Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa, executive producer of Riverdale] wrote Afterlife With Archie, in which Jughead was the antagonist. And in this dark version of the universe, as well, Jughead had a shifty, outsider perspective.”
Hmmm…we’ll have to wait and see if it ends up being true. Our money is on no.
WHAT DO YOU THINK – Could Jughead actually be the killer?