Cole Sprouse’s New CW Show Riverdale Officially Has A Premiere Date

Cole Sprouse S New Cw Show Riverdale Officially Has Premiere Date

The CW has officially set a midseason premiere date for the anticipated new drama Riverdale . Described as a bold and subversive take on Archie Comics , the noir series — starring K.J. Apa and Cole Sprouse as beloved characters Archie and Jughead, respectively — will debut Thursday, January 26 at 9 p.m. ET, pushing Supernatural to Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. Tonally, Riverdale and Supernatural are a perfect match for Thursday nights.

Following the premiere of Riverdale , Archie Comics will release a special one-shot written by showrunner and Afterlife With Archie writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The comic, which hits shelves February 1, will explore the events leading up to the Riverdale premiere. The current plan is that the one-shot will kick off an entire series of comics based on the CW show.

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Riverdale may be based on a comic, but there aren't any superheroes or vampires (not yet, anyway) running amok in this sleepy town. On Greg Berlanti's Riverdale , Archie Andrews and his friends at Riverdale High are connected by the common struggles of adolescence — oh, and the mysterious death of their friend Jason Blossom. There's always something . It's essentially Twin Peaks meets Gossip Girl , starring a Sprouse twin, Luke Perry, and a cast of painfully pretty CW stars.

The network also announced the returns of genre favorites The 100 (February 1 at 9 p.m. ET), iZombie (April 4 at 8 p.m. ET), Reign (February 10 at 9 p.m ET), and The Originals (March 17 at 8 p.m. ET), as well as the series finale date for its long-running drama The Vampire Diaries (March 10 at 8 p.m. ET).