‘Riverdale’ Teases ‘Badass’ Jughead and First Look at Musical Episode

Get ready folks, because a few Riverdale characters are about to have a ‘strong’ moment in the next two weeks.

Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at the upcoming musical episode of the hit series, airing April in which Riverdale High students stage a production of Carrie: The Musical.

Cheryl will play Carrie White while the show will be directed by Kevin Keller, assisted by Serpent member, Fangs. The production also features starry showcases for Archie, Veronica, Betty and Josie.

Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said during the show’s PaleyFest panel, “It’s a powerful episode between Cheryl and Toni. It’s nice to see it come to fruition.”

Madelaine Petsch, who played vixen Cheryl, believes her character’s sexuality wasn’t a recent realisation. “It is something she’s known for a long time, but her mum has [made Cheryl] push it down,” she told TVLine. “I feel so welcome by [the LGBT] community. I think it’s an important storyline. I’m so happy to bring that storyline to light, and unfortunately, it’s still happening — parents not accepting their children. Toni is helping her explain that love for herself. It’s a really beautiful and amazing relationship.”

Also, Alice Cooper, Betty’s mother, and the Serpents will share a massive storyline.

Jughead’s Cole Sprouse said, “it’s a moment between Jughead, Betty and Chic. He’s a badass in Season 2.”

“Having Fred run against Hermione [for mayor] is her worst nightmare,” actress Marisol Nichols said. While Chuck Clayton has “been such a great villain,” Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the character could have more to do with the main gang.

Entertainment Weekly

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