Riverdale at TCA: New Spinoff in the Works, Wedding Episode & More!

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The Riverdale franchise is expanding!

At the show's Television Critics Association summer press tour panel, The CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa "has something in mind" for another series set in the universe. 

Aguirre-Sacasa later addressed reporters about the spinoff, saying: "We’re really excited, but we’re still early on in the process.”

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There's no word yet on which characters from the parent series might be leaving the sleepy, but murderous town of Riverdale behind for pastures new, but "it will be very different from Riverdale.

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Meanwhile, Roberto confirmed that a wedding episode of The CW hit is on the horizon.

“We haven’t really had a wedding episode. But we might have one in the offing that involves a certain ex-mayor and a certain ex-sheriff,” he said, clearly talking about Tom Keller and Sierra McCoy. 

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The duo was caught sleeping together on Riverdale Season 2, and it was clear there was something more there between them, much to the chagrin of each of their children. 

As if that was not enough Riverdale scoop, we also learned that Episode 4, titled "The Midnight Club" is a nod to The Breakfast Club and will feature the young cast as their characters' parents. 

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It's certainly a different way to do things, and we can definitely get on board with it. 

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During the episode, “we’re gonna learn about a really, really dark secret that the parents have been keeping since they were” in high school,

Riverdale popped in Season 2, with it spiking 25 percent vs. Riverdale Season 1. We learned late last year that the network was working on a Sabrina reboot which was envisioned as a companion series to Riverdale. 

However, it was moved to Netflix with a two-season production commitment and will debut October 26. 

Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale Season 1 Episode 13

What are your thoughts on this Riverdale news? 

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Remember you can watch Riverdale online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Riverdale Season 3 debuts October 10th on The CW. 

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Riverdale Quotes

I’m sorry, Donna, but I’m the ultimate wild card. I am the daughter of The Black Hood. The nightmare from next door. I’m training with the FBI and I’m coming for you, you psycho b****! Not Joan, not Jonathan, not even Brett. Just you.


Cheryl: Ummm, did you have a lobotomy for breakfast? You’re wearing my signature color!
Toni: You don’t own the color red. Red existed before you.
Cheryl: Not at Riverdale High. Here, I invented red. I am red.
[Cheryl snaps her fingers and two girls stand behind her]
Cheryl: Sorry, but this school is not big enough for the both of us, faux-pink lady. And I was here first. Go to Centerville High or Westerberg, I don’t care. But you have until first bell Monday to clear every trace of yourself out of these halls. Copy?
[Cheryl flips her hair in Toni’s face and walks away]