Now that Comic-Con 2018 has come to a close, it’s time to take a step back and process everything we learned over the weekend about “Riverdale” Season 3.
First off, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa promised at The CW series’ panel in Hall H Sunday that fans can expect a flashback episode early on in the upcoming season, in which the kids play their parents (so Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty, would be portraying her mom Alice, for example).
We can also look forward to another musical episode following Season 2’s “A Night to Remember,” in which the high schoolers put on a production of “Carrie: The Musical.” Casey Cott, who plays Kevin Keller, told us all about that episode right over here. But we can expect more music outside of the next musical episode, too. Kevin and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) will be living together in Season 3, now that their parents are dating. And while Murray said while that might cause some strain between the two friends (they have to fight over a bathroom like true siblings), we might just get a duet out of it, too.
Aguirre-Sacasa teased that Episode 3 will be an important one, as it will address the budding romance between Alice (Madchen Amick) and F.P. (Skeet Ulrich) and how that affects Betty and Jughead (Cole Sprouse)’s relationship… considering those are their parents. It sounds like the third episode will be centered around other relationships, too. Aguirre-Sacasa said that Reggie (), who now has a job at Veronica (Camila Mendes)’s speakeasy below Pop’s, finds an “unlikely” romance.
Aguirre-Sacasa also confirmed one thing that fans have been waiting for throughout both seasons: Jughead’s mom, Gladys, and sister Jellybean will be introduced around Epiosde 8 or 9 of Season 3. No word on who will play those characters yet, but we can’t wait to see how their arrival shakes things up for the Jones boys.
As for our dear Core Four? Archie (KJ Apa)’s arrest might put him and Ronnie on the rocks, but Bughead is strong as ever. Reinhart said that at the beginning of the season we’ll see Betty stepping into her role as the Serpent Queen. Speaking of Archie’s arrest — we also found out over the weekend that Penelope Ann Miller will play Ms. Wright, the prosecuting attorney in charge of Archie’s case.
You can watch the Season 3 sneak peek that was played in Hall H above.
“Riverdale” Season 3 premieres on The CW on Oct.10 at 8/7c.