Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Talks the Return of ‘Riverdale’ [Part 2]

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the creator of Riverdale, which is based on the characters from Archie Comics. New episodes of the hit series will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8 – 9 PM ET on The CW. Riverdale has already been renewed for a sixth season as well. This interview will discuss spoilers for episode 5×11.

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The CW’s Riverdale Brings Some Diversity to Archie’s World

Before The CW was known as comic book superhero central, the network — when it was still The WB — had the reputation for the place to be for melodramatic teen soaps. Remember shows like One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek7th Heaven, and Gilmore Girls? In 2001, the debut of Smallville led to the network’s embrace of comic book-based properties that paved the way for more genre-focused shows like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The 100, and the current slate of DC Comics heroes. Next fall, The CW is merging the best of both worlds with Riverdale. By adapting the classic comic book Archie, the network will return to its teen soapy roots, this time with a twist. Even better? They’re doing so with one of the most diverse casts on network TV.

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