Riverdale Season 3: Everything We Know

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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.

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Riverdale Quotes

Cheryl: Well, well, well. Stop the presses! The Riverdale rag finally reported a story accurately. Not only is there going to some hideous janky parade snaking its way through town, you four are the architects of this outrage.
Veronica: What’s your problem, Cheryl?
Cheryl: My problem, Veronica, is that the Fourth of July is a day of tragedy for Riverdale. Not celebration. Or have you forgotten what happened to my poor brother Jason?
Betty: Cheryl, Riverdale hasn’t held a parade out of respect for what happened to your brother in like years. It’s time.
Jughead: I mean, you don’t have to come.
Cheryl: Oh, I’ll be there, Insufferable Smurf. Front and center. With a sign of protest in one hand and a horn of compressed air to silence any revelry in the other.

Kevin: Okay, Veronica, I’m obsessed with everything that just happened.
Veronica: Thank you! It helps to be off-book and in full costume.
Betty: Don’t be so modest, you are the literally embodiment of Chris. Never has a role been perfectly typecast.
Archie: Betty!
Veronica: What was that, Betty?
Betty: I mean think about it: Spoiled rich girl, check. Major daddy issues, check. Bad to the bone, trying to control everyone around her, including her boyfriend and best friend. Check, check, check.