Riverdale Season 3: Everything We Know

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Is it October yet?

That's the question Riverdale fans everywhere have been asking ever since Riverdale Season 2 concluded with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) being arrested for a murder he did not commit. 

And while we know there's a long wait in store, there has already been a lot of information revealed about Riverdale Season 3. 

That's why we at TV Fanatic have rounded up all the information you need to know about the new season. 

Remember you can watch Riverdale online right here via TV Fanatic. Get caught up now!

1. Vanessa Morgan Will Be a Series Regular

Vanessa Morgan Will Be a Series Regular
Vanessa Morgan will be sticking around as Toni Topaz for more drama than ever before. The actress has been promoted to a series regular, according to TV Insider. And she's not the only one.

2. Charles Melton Will Also Be a Series Regular!

Charles Melton Will Also Be a Series Regular!
While Riverdale has not showed off the rivalry between Archie and Reggie as well as we hoped, TV Insider has also confirmed that Charles Melton has been promoted to a series regular.

3. The Faux Cooper Will Be Back

The Faux Cooper Will Be Back
Madchen Amick confirmed earlier this year at an event to raise awareness for mental health that Chic Cooper (Hart Denton) would be back for Riverdale Season 3.

"I’m sure you’re all aware of [Denton’s] creepy portrayal of the Cooper son and I can’t wait to see what he’s gonna be up to in season three… SPOILER ALERT!" she said.

Did anybody really think the Black Hood killed the teenager? Heck, if we don't see the death on-screen, it's not canon.

4. All Three Cooper Women Will Appear In the Premiere

All Three Cooper Women Will Appear In the Premiere
Tiera Skovbye's appearance in Riverdale diminished during Season 2, likely down to her appearance on Once Upon a Time. However, Madchen Amick shared the above picture from her first day on set for Riverdale Season 3, alongside the following caption:

"The streak is alive. Day 1 of of each season of #Riverdale involves the #Coopers 😍 Missed my girls."

5. Season 3 Episode 1 Will Be Titled...

Season 3 Episode 1 Will Be Titled...
"Labor Day."

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has continued to release script pages ahead of the new season, and the picture on the front of the script shows Archie looking rather frustrated in the courtroom.

It will be directed by Kevin Sullivan.

6. Season 3 Episode 2 Will Be Titled...

Season 3 Episode 2 Will Be Titled...
"Fortune and Men's Eyes."

It was written by Michael Grassi and will be directed by Jeff Woolnough.

Given that it shows Archie behind bars and looking especially frustrated, we're willing to bet he will be staying in jail for the foreseeable future.

7. The Key Art Is Awesome

The Key Art Is Awesome
Riverdale is well-known for its atmospheric promotional materials, and the first key art for Season 3 is anything but bright.

Instead, it shows the characters in front of trees, mist and even with some daylight trying to break through, they all seem to be consumed by the darkness.

8. Archie Is Ready to Fight Back

Archie Is Ready to Fight Back
"Look who’s back in red and fighting shape for season 3 of #Riverdale. We start Friday. SO EXCITED," Aguirre Sacasa captioned the image which he shared in July 2018 ahead of the show's return to production.

9. Will Riverdale Crossover with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina?

Will Riverdale Crossover with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina?
There were initially reports that Riverdale would be crossing over with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but with the latter's move to Netflix it seems like it might not actually become a reality.

"I think Betty's solely in the Riverdale world, and it doesn’t make sense for a crossover," Riverdale star Lili Reinhart told Vulture. when asked if Betty could show up in Sabrina's world.

"That’s why the decision was ultimately made to move to Netflix -- to make these Riverdale and Sabrina shows completely separate universes. I don’t really know what Roberto’s plan is for Sabrina or what aspect of the supernatural or magic will be used. I know that doesn’t exist in Riverdale. At least right now."

10. Veronica and Hiram's Relationship Will Change

Veronica and Hiram's Relationship Will Change
With everything that happened between Veronica and her father Hiram on Riverdale Season 2, it's hard to imagine their relationship ever be the same again.

When Ronnie bought the Wyrm and relinquished her place on the family's board, she forever changed her relationship with Hiram. "She still loves her father, but she’s done being a daddy’s girl. That doesn’t mean she’s done being in stories with Hiram," Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly..

"What it means is there’s going to be more conflict between the two, and their relationship won’t simply be parent and child. It will be more complex than that. We will keep playing the consequences of the decision she made in the finale, which is to reject Hiram's money and all that that entails."

11. Dark Betty Is Not Going Anywhere

Dark Betty Is Not Going Anywhere
Lili Reinhart is a fantastic actress, and she has managed to portray two distinctly different iterations of Betty Cooper in a flawless manner.

I think that will always be a part of her character," Aguirre-Sacasa told The Hollywood Reporter. about Dark Betty.

"With the darkness, either Betty was denying it, or it was controlling her. There was a struggle to understand it. I think that will continue. Again, rather than do another season of Betty struggling with her darkness, she's dealing with it another way or turning away from it or controlling it. Lili is such a wonderful actress that you, of course, want to give dark, dramatic material to. But I was so happy to see her in the finale smiling in the hotel room and walk away from the darkness that I don't want to deny that part of her as well."

12. When Does It Premiere?

When Does It Premiere?
Riverdale Season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 10th on The CW. It will be debut on Netflix hours later in territories outside the U.S.

13. How Many Episodes?

How Many Episodes?
There is no confirmation yet from The CW, but given that the second season spiked almost 30 percent vs. Riverdale Season 1, it is expected to have at least a 22 episode order.

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