By Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50 Intern

High school is pretty much the same everywhere.  There are always the different friend groups, lots of drama, and relationships being formed left and right.  It’s no different on the new CW series Riverdale which is loosely based on the old “Archie & Friends” comic book series.  Right from the start, Riverdale covers the adventures of these stereotypical high school cliques: the popular, cheerleaders, jocks, nerds, etc.  But there’s a twist.

This Riverdale isn’t the same as the old classic Archie & Friends Comics.  There is a darker side to the story. The pilot episode begins with many uncertain events leading into a great deal of mystery and secrets.  Although there’s a new spin on things, the characters still haven’t lost their signature looks and personality which is key to keeping Archie Comics so popular. The gang is all here… Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones…along with a newer character, Kevin Keller, who is behind the new twist of events in Riverdale.

So much drama revolves around the town, starting with the death of Jason Blossoms, Cheryl Blossoms’ twin brother, over summer vacation. As the new school year approaches, things are starting to change, many surprising love interests spark, including the classic Archie, Betty, and Veronica love triangle.

Riverdale can be described as a dark, mysterious, high school teen drama, but it’s also very nostalgic in the setting of the show, somewhat modern and retro.  Check out Riverdale midseason when it premieres on CW50 in 2017! There’s more information to come, so stay tuned for any upcoming news. Visit Riverdale social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

Zuri Cheathem is a recent graduate of North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan and will be attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall. He is an Emma Bowen Foundation intern and will be majoring in Business Administration-Marketing.


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