As we reported last week, Cole visited Young Hollywood Studios for a interview which was released just now! Watch as Cole discusses playing the ultimate comic book bestie, Jughead, on The CW’s RIVERDALE, a gritty modern update of the Archies! He explains why he wanted this role as opposed to Archie, plus he talks about the eclectic fanbase of the show and gives us the scoop behind his Instagram social experiment which he dubs “Camera Duels”!
Today’s just a very special day for Riverdale! Not only the show has been renewed for a second season (we’re still jumping in excitement over that!!) but PaleyLive has announced a panel with the producers and actors! While Cole isn’t on the list of guests scheduled to appear, we hope he will be added soon enough! The panel is set to take place in Los Angeles, on April 27.
Riverdale: Screening & Conversation
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 pm PT
Scheduled to Appear: KJ Apa, ”Archie Andrews”; Lili Reinhart, ”Betty Cooper”; Camila Mendes, ”Veronica Lodge”; Madelaine Petsch, ”Cheryl Blossom”; Marisol Nichols, ”Hermione Lodge”; Mädchen Amick, ”Alice Cooper”; Ashleigh Murray, ”Josie McCoy”; Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; Additional panelists to be announced.
Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s bold and addictive take on the iconic characters from the Archie Comics, has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike who have anointed it one of TV’s newest breakout hits. These 21st century versions of Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead inhabit a world where darkness and danger bubbles just underneath their town’s wholesome facade. The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation.
The CW has found a freshman show that fits. And, no surprise here, it comes from Greg Berlanti.
Midseason entry Riverdale got the early greenlight for a second season on Tuesday afternoon. The noir-ish TV treatment on characters from the classic Archie Comics joins seven other series already set to return for the 2017-18 season — four of which also come from Berlanti Productions.
Riverdale has posted modest linear returns in its competitive Thursday night time slot, but early time-shifting has been promising. It’s averaging a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2 million viewers, per the latest Nielsen live-plus-seven day ratings. That’s a significant improvement from the CW fall freshman entries, No Tomorrow and Frequency, neither of which are considered likely to be renewed. A CW rep also cites above average streaming, though the network is typically mum on the kind of boosts shows get on the CW app and website.
Perhaps just as important for the CW, Riverdale premiered to warm reviews from critics — and, while technically a comic book property, doesn’t fall into the very crowded bucket of superhero shows. Produced by Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater join Berlanti as executive producers. (No word yet on its sophomore episode count.)
ECV’s Russ Burlingame talks to RIVERDALE’s Cole Sprouse during the filming of the show’s season finale, and asks him about Jughead’s sexuality and his relationship with Betty Cooper.