RiverdaleLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
How much do the Riverdale stars look like the young versions of their TV parents?
Here's a side-by-side comparison of Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart and other cast members next to the young versions of their parents in the 1990s.
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 8:55PM EST
Kelly Ripa is joining husband Mark Consuelos on Riverdale
Ripa will guest on The CW drama as the mistress to her real-life husband's character Hiram Lodge. "It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play," Ripa wrote on Instagram. Her character is described as "confident and tough... she's a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
What TV stars make per episode: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Javier Bardem are tops when it comes to per-episode salaries
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will each earn $1.1 million per episode for their untitled Apple series -- not counting their producer earnings -- while their co-star Steve Carell will take home $600,000 an episode, according to Variety. Javier Bardem will take home the highest per-episode pay with $1.2 million for his Hernán Cortés Amazon series. Julia Roberts is earning $600,000 per episode for Homecoming. Among unscripted shows, James Corden will make $350,000 per episode of The World's Best, Alec Baldwin is earning $300,000 per episode of The Alec Baldwin Show, Kelly Clarkson is taking home $560,000 per episode of The Voice and Sarah Silverman is making $225,000 per episode of I Love You, America. At the low end are the Queer Eye guys, who each earn $7,500 for each Netflix episode they film, and the Riverdale stars, who earn $40,000 per episode.
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina features a puzzling Riverdale cameo
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of both series, planted a Riverdale Easter egg on his new Sabrina series -- but the cameo makes no sense. When ET asked about the cameo, he responded that it "suggests a very deep, deep mythology where time and space bends."
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Riverdale reveals the first look at its Breakfast Club-themed episode
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Check out the Riverdale characters playing younger versions of their parents.
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Kiernan Shipka was considered for Riverdale's Betty before signing on for Sabrina role
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Kiernan was iconic in Mad Men, and I had even thought about her, I was like, ‘Oh I wonder if she’d ever do Betty,'” Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells EW.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
All American debuts to a disappointing 710,000 viewers
The CW's new Greg Berlanti-produced teen drama series lost half its Riverdale's 1.5 million lead-in viewrship.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 10:46PM EDT
How Riverdale gets away with being "patently ridiculous television"
As it returns for Season 3, The CW teen drama "has never met an idea it didn't want to immediately dial to 11 and send to the moon," says Joshua Rivera. "And that's how Riverdale got away with it, over and over again: It just kept going, introducing a new outrageous idea before you could fully process the outrageousness of the one you just saw. Riverdale dished out plot twists the way Donald Trump spouts lies—relentlessly, with five more at the ready before you can even get a question out about the first one. This is something the show hilariously acknowledges when it returns Wednesday night for its third season by literally putting Archie Andrews on trial for season two." He adds that viewers know Riverdale is ridiculous. "But the trick, the secret of the whole show, I think, is a moment when the core quartet reminisce about summers they used to spend at a watering hole we've never seen them in," he says. "It's a moment that explains why Riverdale works: it anchors all of its wild plotting with the notion that things were different once. Their world shouldn't be this way. And that's the tension of the show—because while we tune in to see what new crazy new twists are in store, we secretly hope for the town of Riverdale to somehow find a sense of normalcy again, even though we know you can't ever get that back."
- Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says Season 3 is “teen detectives meets True Detective”
- Lili Reinhart explains the season premiere's shocking final scene
- Why Riverdale removed a line from the Season 3 premiere that was featured in the trailer
- Is Ethel Muggs the true criminal mastermind of Riverdale?
- The season premiere somewhat does a disservice to K.J. Apa
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Lili Reinhart praises Riverdale producers for not giving fans what they want
“It would so much less interesting if everything that fans wanted to happen on the show happened," Reinhart said at New York Comic Con, telling showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa "I applaud you for doing that." She added: "I feel like the steam would run out really quickly. I think it is good that the writers continue for what they want — their vision. It is not anyone else’s vision.” ALSO: Riverdale co-stars Camila Mendes and Charles Melton are dating.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
NBC puts "NBC Presents" at the start of The Good Place to ensure that Netflix viewers know what network it's on
In fact, TV networks are working to make sure that their shows are associated with their network brands when their reruns stream on Netflix. As Indiewire notes, The Good Place might have as many viewers on Netflix as it has on NBC. The CW is also trying to make sure that Riverdale isn't considered a Netflix show. But outside of the U.S., Riverdale is presented as a "Netflix Original." “What we started noticing is there became a lot of consumer confusion in terms of what shows were produced where,” said Rick Haskins, executive VP for marketing and digital programs at The CW. “Especially on a show like Riverdale, which a lot of people discovered on Netflix, but didn’t actually know it was a CW show. The dilemma we face is, how do we let people know that it’s a CW show and that when we go into a new season, we’re the only ones that are going to have new episodes? We love Netflix, and the Netflix deal works for us really well. But by the same token, we want our consumer to know that there are new episodes on The CW — and that they should watch on The CW.”
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's practicing pagan production designer gives a behind-the-scenes look at the set
Production designer Lisa Soper began her job by doing tarot card readings for each of the Sabrina characters to determine their mood, color and personality. Those tarot card readings were instrumental in designing the characters' bedrooms. Soper, a practicing pagan, also did a lot of homework to convey the themes of the show and the inner psyche of the characters. “I’m obsessed with research, absolutely obsessed,” she says. “It just adds that little bit more of the storytelling, and helps to enhance our characters, so they’re not walking in environments they don’t feel comfortable in. They’re walking into environments where they feel there’s a history.” ALSO: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is "hopeful" of a Riverdale-Sabrina crossover.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Why Sabrina was rejected from appearing on Riverdale
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner behind The CW's Riverdale and Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, says he considered bringing Sabrina to Riverdale as the antagonist and as a potential cliffhanger "before Riverdale exploded and found its footing as sort of a noir, crime, pulp show." Ultimately, he and his team changed their minds. “For various reasons, and I think partly because Riverdale found its footing as more crime show, that felt less and less like the right fit,” he says. “It felt like if Riverdale is crime and pulp and all that stuff, then Sabrina could be horror. It felt like there was a separation between Greendale and Riverdale — magic should exist in Greendale, but not in Riverdale. That was the thought.”
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Riverdale casts Riley Keough after she lobbied for a role on Twitter
"I just want to be cast in Riverdale," the former star of The Girlfriend Experience tweeted on March 6. Well, The CW decided to give her a guest role. According to Vulture, she'll play a mysterious woman named Laurie Lake. ALSO: 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford auditioned to play Riverdale's Betty.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Lili Reinhart modeled her Riverdale flashback after TV mom Mädchen Amick's Twin Peaks performance
“I work with Mädchen all the time. I know her mannerisms, I know the way that she works,” Reinhart says of her big Season 3 flashback episode as the teenage version of her Riverdale mom.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 1:33AM EDT
TV shows are murdering everyone's hair!
Source: The Cut
From Riverdale's Lili Reinhart to Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, TV actresses are speaking out about the damage that constant bleaching and dyeing does to their hair. Even men aren't immune, as Riverdale's K.J. Apa and his burnt skin can attest.