The season 2 premiere of Riverdale was last Wednesday. The first episode was very thrilling and set up the season nicely.
To start off, Nellie Andreeva, deadline.com, talks about how the shows opening his a ratings high. “Maybe it was Riverdale‘s major cliffhanger in the May finale or fans bingeing Season 1 of the soapy drama on Netflix over the summer, but the Archie Comics-inspired series had a big return from hiatus. As a new 8 PM anchor with no lead-in, Riverdale‘s second-season opener drew a series-high 2.3 million viewers…,” Andreeva said. She went one to say that this opening drew the biggest crowd in its demo since the The Vampire Diaries in 2012.
Tierney Bricker, eonline.com, sat down with KJ Apa who plays Archie Andrews to talk about the bloody opening scene. “Rejoice, River Vixens and Bulldogs, Riverdale is FINALLY back tonight on The CW, and E! News has your exclusive first look at the season two premiere’s opening scene, which wastes no time in revealing the fate of Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), who was shot in the final moments of the season one premiere….’I think immediately from the get-go, Archie finds himself fully blinded by this revenge for whoever shot his dad in that diner, and there is more events that take place as we go on that intensify that hunger for revenge,” Apa previewed for us. “I think it’s kind of like his Bruce Wayne/Peter Parker moment. He’s stepping up and he’s going full beast mode, for sure.’,” Bricker said.
In the last season, Archie was there for his friends, but very much in the background in that not a lot of drama was happening in his life compared to his friends. It will be interesting to see this new Archie unfolds don screen.