‘Riverdale’ Season 4: They’re Finally Doing a Halloween Episode, Jughead’s Going to Prep School

Comic-Con: Plus, Archie is starting a band, Veronica and Cheryl have a “Risky Business”-like storyline and there’s another musical

Last Updated: July 22, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

The “Riverdale” team dropped a heap of Season 4 news on fans during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, revealing they’re finally doing a Halloween episode and Cole Sprouse’s Jughead is heading to prep school for senior year.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also said Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) are going to become partners with a “Risky Business”-like storyline involving “maple syrup rum,” and Archie (KJ Apa) is starting a freakin’ band with his friends, y’all: The Archies, the group featured in the original Archie comics.

Plus, Bughead fans are going to be tested, as Betty (Lili Reinhart) is going to be dealing with Jughead’s move to a new school — and the fact that they just found out they share a half brother — and Josie (played by Ashleigh Murray, who is moving over to the upcoming “Katy Keene” spinoff) will return for the first episode of Season 4.

Oh, and Kevin is directing yet another musical and “hoping no one dies this time,” Aguirre-Sacasa said.

It was also revealed during the panel — which featured Aguirre-Sacasa and stars Apa, Reinhart, Mendes, Sprouse and Petsch — that Shannen Doherty will be guest starring on the season premiere, which is a tribute to the late Luke Perry and his character, Fred Andrews, and that Kerr Smith will play Riverdale High’s new principal, Mr. Honey.

Based on the Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater are executive producers.

“Riverdale” Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW.

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