Riverdale (2017 TV series)

This article is about the upcoming TV series based on Archie Comics. For the fictional town that the characters reside in, see Riverdale (Archie Comics).
Riverdale (2016 TV series)
Based on Characters
by Archie Comics
Developed by
Composer(s) Blake Neely
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Greg Berlanti
  • Sarah Schechter
  • Jon Goldwater
  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia[1]
Camera setup Single-camera
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW

Riverdale is an upcoming American teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics. It has been ordered to series at The CW and is scheduled to air during the 2016–17 television season,[2] coinciding with the Archie character's 75th anniversary. The pilot is set to premiere on January 26, 2017 and is written by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Greg Berlanti.[3][4]


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Chapter One: The River's Edge"[24]Lee Toland KriegerRoberto Aguirre-SacasaJanuary 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)[3]T13.20301TBD
2"Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil"[25]TBARoberto Aguirre-SacasaTBAT13.20302TBD
3"Chapter Three: Body Double"[25]TBAYolonda E. LawrenceTBAT13.20303TBD
4"Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show"[26]TBAMichael GrassiTBAT13.20304TBD


A sketch of Archie Comics' characters.
Promotional artwork for the series by Veronica Fish

Riverdale was originally in development at Fox, with the network landing the project in 2014 with a script deal plus penalty.[27] However, Fox did not go forward with the project. The show's development was then moved to The CW in 2015. The CW officially ordered a pilot on January 29, 2016. The pilot began filming on March 14 and ended on April 1.[28] Production on the remaining 12 episodes of season one began September 7 in Vancouver.[29]


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