'Can a crossover be far behind??' the 'Riverdale' creator teased

By Nick Romano
August 24, 2017 at 08:54 AM EDT

Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa just dropped some bait for fans. While season 2 continues filming, the showrunner posted a new set photo from behind the camera, showing Melissa Benoist hanging out with Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) at Pop’s in full Supergirl attire. But is he just pulling our chains?

“Look who dropped in to #Riverdale for a visit,” Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted in the early hours of Thursday morning. “Worlds colliding!! Can a crossover be far behind??”

What’s a likely reason for this visit? Probably because many shows on The CW film in Vancouver, Greg Berlanti produces both shows, and Benoist is already a fan of Riverdale. The actress was spotted out of her Kryptonian garb ahead of the season 1 premiere last September in a photo with actors KJ Apa (Archie) and Cole Sprouse (Jughead).

However, is a superhero crossover possible? At the risk of totally over analyzing the situation — which we will — the Riverdale writers like to have fun with the wacky world of Archie comics.

Season 1 played with that zombie story arc when Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) had a nightmare about her brother rising from the grave, Betty’s mom (Mädchen Amick) brought in sage to cleanse the house (perhaps a reference to Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and the cast played with that “idealized make-believe version of the American Dream” with the vision opening the seventh episode.

Superheroes have crossed into the realm of Archie comics, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Punisher. Perhaps a Supergirl cameo in the vein of what we’ve already seen from the show isn’t so farfetched.

Riverdale season 2 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, and at least one familiar face from Supergirl will be popping in: Brit Morgan. The actress, who played Livewire on the DC series, who take the role of Penny Peabody, a.k.a. “the Snake Charmer.”

“I like that there’ll be a new darkness to Archie,” Mendes teased to EW and PEOPLE of the new episodes. “I think it’s going to add a lot of edge to his character and some depth.”

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