Riverdale Season 2 Has Betty And Jughead Trying To Have A Long-Distance Romance

One of the most notable changes between the Archie Comics and the Riverdale television series, and there are a lot, is Jughead Jones. It was revealed in the comics not too long ago that Jughead is openly asexual. Even though he's gone on a few dates, he is more concerned with hamburgers than sexual activity. But the television version of Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is not only attracted to women, but he has a relationship going with Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart).


They even have a ship name, "Bughead".

Fans of Bughead — and there are a lot of you out there — get ready for some rough times ahead for your favorite couple as they start to deal with issues from a long-distance relationship. Yup, Jughead's move to a new school in the season finale sticks and he may be drifting away from Betty. Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine:

"Jughead is starting to explore the Southside Serpents subculture, and the world that his father was a part of. That sort of starts to draw him away from Betty."

Before that gets you too upset, Aguirre-Sacasa added:

"It's almost like every force in the universe is out to pry 'Bughead' apart, but 'Bughead' is pretty strong, I'll tell you that much."

It's always darkest before the dawn…

Riverdale returns for Season 2 starting October 11th on the CW.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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