Darkness Descends Over Riverdale in the New Series Trailer

By Maryann Yin 

The CW has unveiled a trailer for the Riverdale television series. The story for this live-action adaptation stars the characters from the Archie Comics universe.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of the actors who will play Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, and Cheryl Blossom. Viewers will also get to meet Jughead Jones, Josie McCoy, Reggie Mantle, Moose Mason, and Dilton Doiley. The air date for the first episode has been set for January 26, 2017.

Here’s more from the publisher’s press release: “The show will be written by Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers. The live-action series offers a bold, compelling take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.”