New ‘Riverdale’ Character Portraits Are Bathed in Sexy Noir Angst

With a little over two weeks before the premiere of the long-awaited Riverdale series, a collection of new character photos has been released by The CW (via CBR). The portraits, displayed below, were shot by acclaimed photographer Frank Ockenfels III and show (in order) the moody teens, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Josie and Cheryl in an otherwise empty diner, a location we saw in the trailer.

The series is based on the characters created by Archie Comics, written by their chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Greg Berlanti. The show is a subversive take on Archie and his friends, a group of teens negotiating small-town life and a bubbling weirdness complete with love triangles, teen angst and murder:

“Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…”

K.J. Apa stars as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Madeleine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.


Riverdale premieres on the 26th January 2017 at 9/8c on The CW.

Emma Nicholson
Emma Nicholson
A UK based film nut who got lost on the way home from a Product Design degree in Wales and leapt into postgrad study of the media industries in London. Obsessed with road cycling, Sherlock Holmes (the books too), neo-noir, historical epics and bored of formulaic spectacle. Still waiting for a Hogwarts letter...