Based on the characters from the Archie comics, the first season focused on the murder of one of Riverdale High’s students, Jason Blossom, and the investigation into what actually happened to him. The second season thus far has focused on the exploits of a killer dubbed The Black Hood, who attempts to murder several Riverdale residents.
CW Network President Mark Pedowitz, released a statement about the multiple renewals on the network saying:
As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday-through-Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these 10 series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come. And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.
Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott and Skeet Ulrich.