Tim Stack
September 14, 2017 AT 07:35 PM EDT

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Buckle up, Bugheads.

Season 2 of Riverdale promises to bring lots of drama to the titular town, especially for the fan-favorite couple Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse).

With Jughead going to a new high school and potentially joining the Serpents, the romance between him and Betty faces strain.

“I can tell you Jughead is definitely going to Southside High, which certainly makes it harder for him to avoid joining the Serpents,” says executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. “But Jughead goes on a pretty dark journey and that’s the tension in Betty and Jughead’s relationship.”

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Reinhart says that distance (and Riverdale’s inherent darkness) begins to chip away at the duo’s bond.

“It’s like Romeo and Juliet,” says the actress. “There is definitely a divide between the north side and the south side of Riverdale and Betty’s on one side and Jughead’s on the other. You have to choose a side. So it causes a rift between the two and a big divide and they start to be pulled away from each other. They can’t see each other as much and that causes some Bughead problems that might tear some people’s hearts out. But there has to be trouble in paradise. This is Riverdale and people die.”

Riverdale returns Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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