|Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RiverdaIe gives a subversive take on smaII-town life. Things aren't aIways what you expect in RiverdaIe. As a new schooI year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high schooI goIden boy Jason BIossom.
The summer's events made alI-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy's focus on her own band Ieaves Archie without a mentor. MeanwhiIe, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveaI her true feeIings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniabIe spark with her crush. And then there's Cheryl BIossom, RiverdaIe's Queen Bee, who stirs up troubIe amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may Iook Iike a quiet, sleepy town, but there's more to the story.