Riverdale has been picked up for a second season, EW has learned.
Set in present-day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade in the midst of a murder mystery.
The series, which debuted in late January, has posted recent gains in delayed viewing, becoming one of the network’s most streamed shows on The CW’s digital platforms.
The drama hails from writer and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Mädchen Amick also star.
Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.