'Riverdale' Season 2: KJ Apa Says Archie's Life Is Going To Change Dramatically

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Riverdale, the TV series based on Archie Comics, was a surprise hit this year, with solid ratings and a dedicated following on social media. It's no surprise, then, that the series was renewed for a second season, which will debut on October 11. At this point, fans are eager to hear every piece of information and spoilers for Season 2 - and recently, both KJ Apa (who portrays Archie Andrews) and Riverdale's showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, have provided some hints about things we can expect to see when the series returns.

Season 1 of Riverdale ended with a major cliffhanger - Archie's dad, Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) was shot by a mysterious gunman at the diner, and Jughead's (Cole Sprouse) narration following that scene, hinted that the shooting wasn't a random mugging. Will Fred die, and will Luke Perry even return to reprise his role in Season 2?

KJ Apa spoke with TVLine at the CW upfronts (a gathering in which the networks showcase their shows to advertisers) and was asked whether the fact that Luke Perry was there, means something about his appearances on Season 2.

According to KJ, Fred's fate is yet to be decided - but in any case, the shooting will have dramatic consequences in Season 2.

"The death of Fred is still unclear, but either way, it's going to change Archie's life forever. We're going to see a darker side to him for sure."

"Hiram is a family man, he loves and treasures his wife and especially his daughter. But there's no denying that we've built up someone who has very dark dealings and who has a criminal past. He's not like the Serpents, who are a street-level gang. He's operating at a much higher level and has tentacles everywhere. The questions will be: Is Hiram truly reformed? What does he want? How does Veronica figure into his plans? How will Archie figure into his plans?"

In his reveal of Episode 3, Roberto also sends a warning to Riverdale's Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), as he urges fans to tell Kevin not to go into the woods, adding the hashtag #Prayforkevin. Looks like Casey's character (who was upgraded to season regular on Season 2) is going to find himself in a lot of danger.

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