Although we still have to wait a couple months for Riverdale to air, some details of what’s coming on Season 3 are already being shared—and we couldn’t be more excited.
The latest news is the show will feature a parents flashback episode. Check out below everything we know about it so far!
According to ComicBook.com, Riverdale‘s cast and crew teased a very interesting episode during the CW’s Television Critics Association panel called “The Midnight Club.”
On the episode, we will learn a little more about what Riverdale‘s parents were like when they were younger. Obviously, we will also find out some dark secrets they’ve been hiding.
The best part, however, is that the main characters will be playing younger versions of their TV parents. So, we’ll get to see Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse as younger versions of Alice Cooper and F.P. Jones, while Camila Mendes and KJ Apa are set to portray Hermione Lodge and Fred Andrews as teenagers. Plus, Madeleine Petsch will also play a young version of Penelope Blossom.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the show’s creator, explained the idea came from talks about telling viewers about the character’s backstories.
“Throughout the years, we’ve talked a little bit about backstory and we’ve been revealing backstory slowly,” Aguirre-Sacasa told the panel.
This is the latest reveal about the series third season and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come!
What we know about Riverdale Season 3 so far
Aguirre-Sacasa recently took to Twitter to share a sneak peek photo that had all Toni shippers going crazy. The image shows Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan (who play Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz respectively) dressed up in their characters outfits for season three.
“#Choni fans, a gorgeous preview of coming attractions, #Riverdale Ep. 303, courtesy of Cherry Bombshell…” the showrunner tweeted.
Plus, from a teaser trailer posted a few weeks ago, it looks like things in the small town are about to get intense. Aguirre-Sacasa teased the show’s theme back in May, sharing fans should “absolutely” expect something new from the show.
Not only that, but during San Diego Comic-Con, we also found out that two characters will be coming to town: Fans will finally get to meet Jughead’s mom and sister.
Stars KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse, who play Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones, also revealed the third season is set to focus on the “tragedy” in the season two final.
Apa shared: “It’s a tragedy, really, what happens. I think the last episode, if I were to describe it in one way, it would be tragic—for one person in particular in the show, but for everyone, ultimately.”
The CW dropped the premiere dates of all of our fave shows, and we’re already counting down the days until the show comes back on on Wednesday, October 10 at 8 p.m.