The new season of Riverdale is finally here, and cast members are dishing some major spoilers ahead of the Season 2 premiere. From Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) romantic future to a darker and bloodier storyline, here are all the Season 2 spoilers straight from the cast.
According to Elle, Reinhart opened up about her character’s romance with Jughead and admitted that they’ll face a lot of challenges this year. Reinhart hinted that their love will not last this season, but she was also hopeful that they’ll power through the obstacles. Reinhart’s comments don’t bode well for fans shipping Bughead, but you never know.
Reinhart also touched on the negative fan reactions towards Vanessa Morgan, who portrays Toni Topaz on the show. After it looked as though Toni might be the driving force behind Betty and Jughead’s split, the actress received death threats from angry fans. Reinhart explained how Morgan is playing a fictional character on the show and that fans shouldn’t confuse the show for real life.
Speaking of love interests, we’ll also get to see a softer side of Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), which might lead to romance. Petsch recently revealed that Cheryl’s main goal this season is to find love and that she will also find comfort with her friends. One of Cheryl’s potential girlfriends is Toni, though the actress wouldn’t say whether or not the ladies will end up together.
While relationships will play a big part of the new season, Refinery 29 reports that fans can expect a darker tone in Season 2. Following the shooting of Fred (Luke Perry) by a masked individual, Archie (K.J. Apa) will find himself exploring the dingier parts of town trying to uncover why anyone would shoot another person. Fortunately, Archie will have Veronica (Camila Mendes) at his side to help him through the rough patches, which should also offer some pretty steamy chemistry between the characters.
The only problem is that Archie might have to deal with Veronica’s ex-boyfriend, Nick St. Clair (Graham Phillips), who is returning to town for a little unfinished business of his own.
Season 2 of Riverdale premieres Oct. 11 on The CW.