Renewed: Riverdale

New US teen series Riverdale has been renewed by The CW.

The re-imagining of the Archie comics has been averaging 1.16 million US viewers but adds a healthy 78% in the coveted 18-34 demographic in Live+7 ratings.

Together with the network’s massive output deal with Netflix it is enough to win a second instalment of the series dubbed ‘Gossip Girl meets Twin Peaks.’

The series from Berlanti Productions stars NZ actor K.J. Apa and screens in Australia on Netflix.

Source: Variety


  1. I grew up on a steady diet of Archie comics. I’m enjoying the series (I’m well outside the demographic). Nothing like the Archie I knew as a kid. But interesting. And the casting of the main characters is pretty spot on imo. My teenage daughter loves it more than me though.

    • I grew up with the Archies and Josie and the Pussycats cartoon series. I was a bit beside myself when I heard of all the race bending, particularly with Josie and Melody. But it does look good, its a shame it isn’t on Fox8 with the other CW comic book shows.

  2. I outside the demo for this show – but I did read the comics as a kid as my Uncle had left them for me – I couldn’t sleep the other night and decided to have a look at the first ep. I watched 3 in a row and was up until 4am – but it is very very well done. If you like the comics you will love this. I will watch the rest, and am glad it has a second season..

    • Yeah I read them too as a kid. A family friend (an adult) used to buy and read them and then she gave them to us once she finished them. I remember they were so squeaky clean! So will have to check this series out to see how they have ‘re-imagined’ it.

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