An 'Angel of Death' Looms Over Riverdale in Its Gratifyingly Melodramatic New Trailer

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The finale episode of Riverdale’s first season saw Archie’s dad gunned down in a shocking act of violence—one that casts a sinister specter over the first look at season two, which sees Archie and the gang living in fear of a potential killer.


Revealed by ET after its premiere at Riverdale’s Comic-Con panel, the trailer shows us pretty much the immediate aftermath of Fred’s shooting, as a bloodied Archie drags his wounded father to the hospital, full of fear that the masked figure that attacked Pops will return again.


While Archie being shook to his core over the shooting—and Jughead sensing a mystery afoot—form the meat of the teaser, we also get a brief check in with the very much still off-kilter Cheryl Blossom, who’s gleefully nursing her mother in hospital... after, you know, the whole ‘burn down your family house with your mom inside it’ thing. So basically, it’s just another week for the citizens of the CW’s delightfully messed up take on Riverdale!

Riverdale returns to the CW October 11.

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Okay but is he taking Betty or Veronica to the dance? What about his Jalopy’s flat tire and what the fuck is this show even about?