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It feels like ages ago, but the season two finale of Riverdale left fans with Archie (KJ Apa) getting framed for murder by none other than Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos). With season 3 looming just about the riverbend, we now know that the murder trial will conclude by the finish of the season premiere rather than dragging out all season.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine that we will find out Archie’s fate in episode one, but that it will not be smooth sailing from there. The outcome of the trial “might pose a Everly Quinn threat” to Archie’s relationship with Veronica (Camila Mendes), but there’s no surprise there—considering her father is out for blood.
Also, a cult is coming to town so, there’s that.
There will be “a couple of various mysteries that sort of crisscross as the season goes,” stated Aguirre-Sacasa. “Cults felt really zeitgeist-y, and pretty relevant to Riverdale.”
Season 3 premieres on Wednesday, October 10 on The CW. Scroll down to see new pictures from the season premiere, “Labor Day,” subsequent month.
h/t Comic Book