‘Riverdale’ Stars Play Their On-Screen Parents in First Look at ‘Breakfast Club’ Tribute Episode

Say goodbye to Betty’s ponytail

Hey, hey, hey, hey — we have our first look at “Riverdale”s “The Breakfast Club” tribute episode, which also happens to be the pivotal flashback installment that will show the cast playing their on-screen parents as teens.

In new photos teasing the episode, titled “The Midnight Club” published by Entertainment Weekly Tuesday, we see Lili Reinhart playing a young Alice Cooper — who was a member of the Serpants at the time — and OMG Betty without her ponytail And that’s just the tip of the amazing flashback iceberg, as all the other core cast is there too, portraying their parent counterparts as high schoolers.

“Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased the episode in August, telling reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour that the episode would be a “much-darker version” of “The Breakfast Club,” featuring the young CW drama’s leads as teen version of their on-screen parental units.

“And we’re gonna do, Cami [Camila Mendes] will be playing a young Hermione (Marisol Nichols), Cole [Sprouse] will be playing a young FP (Skeet Ulrich), KJ [Apa] will be dying his hair brown and playing a Young Fred Andrews (Luke Perry),” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “And we’re going to learn about a really, really dark secret in Riverdale that the parents have been keeping since they were in high school.”

The Season 3 episode will air Nov. 7 and Aguirre-Sacasa told EW it will revolve around this year’s central mystery.

“One of the things that the kids discover pretty early on is that the murder victims in the present were playing a game called Gryphons & Gargoyles, which is of course the ‘Rivderdale’ version of Dungeons & Dragons,” he told EW in a recent interview. “And what our kids in the present discover is that their parents, when they were in high school, were also playing this game and there was a similar murder that happened in the past.”

See a first look photo from “Midnight Club” below and more at EW.

“Riverdale” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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