I think it's safe to call the first season of Riverdale a breakout success for the CW. The dark and twisted adaptation of the Archie Comics characters started of with a murder and ended with a shooting. Definitely not what I remember reading from those comics when I was a kid. The second season of the surprise hit series will start off with a lot of questions, led by who shot Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), something Archie (K. J. Apa) may or may not want to know.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine:
"The hunt for the hooded gunman leads into darker chapters of Riverdale's history and puts all of our characters on the defensive."
And then there is the return of Veronica's dad Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos), which also leads to some questions:
"Is he reformed? Is he still up to his dastardly deeds? Is he somehow connected to the Fred gunman?"
Then there's the Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) pairing, ship named 'Bughead' (I wish I was joking about that) is now more difficult since they're in different schools. As is the Archie and Veronica (Camila Mendes) pairing:
"It's almost like every force in the universe is out to pry Bughead apart. There are going to be problems coming in multiple different directions, besieging both of our couples."
He's likely speaking of Veronica's sort-of ex Nick St. Clair (Graham Phillips). And there will be a special holiday episode, but Aguirre-Sacasa says it's not the holiday you imagine.
Riverdale Season 2 debuts October 11th on the CW.