RiverdaleLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 4:12PM EST
Riverdale star Camila Mendes: My sister attended the Parkland high school where yesterday's shooting happened
"#Parkland used to be my home, my sister attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas when I was in elementary school there," she tweeted. "It’s devastating that such a violent tragedy happened in a place that I’ve always considered safe, a place that I associate with such innocent, childhood memories."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
The first photo from Netflix's Sabrina series is of Salem the cat
“Ladies and gentlemen, meet #Greendale’s latest resident. All hail, Salem!” tweeted Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Aguirre-Sacasa is also leading the new and still-untitled Sabrina series, based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Melissa Joan Hart is “indifferent” to Netflix’s Sabrina remake, but she thinks “they’re doing it in a smart way”
“People kept asking for it, and they were already doing Riverdale, so I guess it made sense,” says the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star. “I think they’re doing it in a smart way — change it up, don’t make it the same. If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Sabrina gets a best friend in Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff
Jaz Sinclair will star opposite Kiernan Shipka, playing her best friend on the Netflix teen drama based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Lili Reinhart credits Cole Sprouse for helping the Riverdale cast deal with their fame
“He really brings us down to earth if we're feeling like something we've said is being taken out of context," Reinhart says of her boyfriend and co-star, who’s been acting since he was a child on shows like Friends and Grace Under Fire. "He's always the one to be like, 'Just ignore it. It will blow over.' It's a nice, calming energy he has because you know that he's been through it."
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Riverdale’s “Karma is a bitch” challenge has become a sensation on Chinese social media
The challenge has gone viral, taking over the Chinese social network Weibo.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Why are so many TV shows using a blue hue?
From Riverdale to The Handmaid’s Tale to Mindhunter, the color blue has become a big part of several TV shows in the past year. “Television is drowning in a sea of blue and it’s not just the deep hues of Blue Planet II,” says Lara Williams. “There has been a recent spate of shows that favor scenes with ethereal blues that glow eerily and make everything look cold and metallic. The Handmaid’s Tale opened with Offred (Elisabeth Moss) taking scant inventory of the small space she is permitted to inhabit, gazing at the shatterproof glass of her bedroom window. Just in case we were not sold on the unremitting desolation of this universe, everything is drenched in a deep, oceanic blue.” She adds: “Blue isn’t just associated with dread and hopelessness – it can be cadaverous and frozen – but according to color psychology, it invokes feelings of calmness and peace.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Riverdale is staging a Carrie-themed musical episode
The cast and crew of The CW series will sing 11 songs when Riverdale High’s drama department stages a production of Carrie: The Musical, series’ first-ever musical episode. The CW announced in a press release that Kevin Keller, referred to as “future Tony winner,” will direct the production of the Stephen King horror classic, with redhead Cheryl Blossom playing the title role of Carrie. The Carrie: The Musical episode airs on April 18.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Riverdale’s appeal is that it pines for a small-town America that never existed
“What is the town, exactly?” says Annie Lloyd of the town of Riverdale. “It has a ‘north side’ and a ‘south side;’ a Sweetwater River; a diner called, simply, ‘Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe.’ It neighbors a town called Greendale. The newspapers for the public high schools are the Blue and Gold and the Red and Black. It is, simply, an empty town, a blank slate on which the characters project their lives and desires. The characters build their sanity and happiness on the idea of a peaceful Riverdale. When the town encounters chaos—the death of the star quarterback or attacks by a black-hooded terrorist—nothing takes a higher priority than returning the town to its status quo. But with no real identity, the town has nothing to return to. The characters aren’t mourning the loss of a place; they’re mourning the loss of placelessness, because with placelessness comes unaccountability. When a town can be anything the characters want, they are free to engage in corruption, classism, or any number of moral evils without fear of retribution.” ALSO: Andy Cohen to play himself on Riverdale.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Robin Givens is coming to The Bold and the Beautiful
The Riverdale star will play Steffy Forrester’s obstetrician in a three-episode arc.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Riverdale’s Spanglish is cringeworthy
Veronica Lodge’s parents on The CW series “seem to have a minimum requirement of one cringey Spanglish line per episode,” says Gaby Del Valle. And that line seems to always involve “mija,” or Spanish for daughter. “Representation is cool and all, but these occasional mijas stick out blatantly in a family that never speaks Spanish or otherwise,” she says. “There are no signifiers, aside from these mijas, to clue you in to the fact that Veronica’s family is vaguely Latinx — and honestly, I’d be okay with that if the mijas weren’t so nails-on-a-chalkboard grating, sometimes almost rhyming with ‘yeehaw.’ If the Lodges don’t speak Spanish, that’s fine! But if they are going to speak Spanish, can they at least work any other word into the rotation?”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 6:37PM EST
Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka cast as the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Netflix
The 18-year-old actress will take on the role of Sabrina Spellman in the untitled series based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Netflix describes the new, darker Sabrina as “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, (who) is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
The Top 5 most-read Wikipedia pages of 2017 include Queen Elizabeth II, Game of Thrones Season 7 and Meghan Markle
According to Wikipedia's statistical analysis, The Crown likely helped deliver more than 19 million page views to the Queen’s Wikipedia page. Her predecessor, Queen Victoria, ranked 13th thanks to the Victoria TV drama. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones Wikipedia pages ranked fourth and sixth. 13 Reasons Why placed 10th, while Riverdale came in at No. 18.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Riverdale co-stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart rang in the New Year together in Hawaii
The rumored off-screen couple took photos with fans, who posted their images on social media.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Riverdale creator: We’re getting back to basics in the second half of Season 2
“The second half of season 2 gets back to a little bit of Riverdale basics, which is focused on stories at the school, kind of getting back in deep on the relationships and the friendships,” says showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. ALSO: Aguirre-Sacasa revealed Sabrina concept art.