Surprised That ‘Riverdale’ Is A Hit? So Is Its Star!

riverdale-s02e01-b884c5bd064adacee76b877be072681e-fullThe CW has carved out a nice niche for itself by airing several shows based on comic book superheroes. Of course, the characters have been updated to appeal to today’s younger viewers, which is an interesting proposition when the characters were first created decades ago. Now the network has done the same thing with the classic Archie comics, redefining Archie Andrews and his friends as characters in an edgy drama, Riverdale. Considering the source material for that show was more than 70 years old, it’s pretty amazing that the network and the show’s producers were able to turn it into something palatable to today’s audience, but the show has become a hit, and K.J. Apa, who plays Archie Andrews, told us he’s been very pleasantly surprised by that success. (Click on the media abr below to hear K.J. Apa)

Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

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On ‘Riverdale,’ Cole Sprouse Is A Whole New Jughead

As Hollywood has proven time and time again, sometimes a new spin is all that’s needed to revive an old idea. The Archie comics are more than 70 years old, yet The CW is having great success with Riverdale, a drama series based on Archie Andrews and his friends in their seemingly perfect small town. With over seven decades’ worth of canon to work with, the show has a lot of options for developing its stories and its characters. For example, there have been several different versions of the character Jughead through the years, and we talked to Cole Sprouse — the actor who plays him on Riverdale— to find out which version he’s trying to channel in his performance. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cole Sprouse)

Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

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