The CW on Tuesday unleashed a sexy and eerie promo of Riverdale, the network’s gritty take on the Archie comics.
Set in the present day, the Greg Berlanti-produced drama will follow Archie (KJ Apa) and other beloved characters from the comics such as Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) both competing for Archie’s affections, as they enter their sophomore year of high school while dealing with a murder-mystery.
The less-than-one-minute clip hints at a fit and rather chiseled Archie, cheerleaders, parties and plenty of high school of drama. Flashes of ambulance lights and yellow police tape hint at the tragic death of “high school golden boy” Jason Blossom, which kicks off the series.
Riverdale also stars Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Mädchen Amick as Betty’s mother Alice, 1990s Heartthrob Luke Perry as Archie’s father, Fred, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.