Riverdale season 3 first look: Feast your eyes on Archie aka KJ Apa who is all ripped for action

The Archie actor, decked in boxing attire, stared right into the lenses, teasing fans with what's in store for Riverdale season 3 in a first-glimpse photo.


                            Riverdale season 3 first look: Feast your eyes on Archie aka  KJ Apa who is all ripped for action

Riverdale's last season might not have ended on the brightest note for the Netflix series star KJ Apa, but a set of bleak events is just not enough to hold back our beloved Archie. He is back in the ring, breaking a sweat, all ripped and ready for action.

Donning gloves, a pair of white boxing shorts, and his bright red mane (sans shirt), the Archie actor stared right into the lenses, teasing fans with what's in store for Riverdale season 3 in a first-glimpse photo - shared via social media, courtesy showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. As if the teaser was just not enough, Aguirre-Sacasa went on to drop further hints adding in the caption:

The fact that Archie is all up and about in the photo is exciting enough after the fateful turn the comic book-based series took at the end of season 2. Following in the trails of the Black Hood, the teen hero had found himself at the wrong end of justice, getting arrested for a murder he didn't even commit, all thanks to the planning and plotting of a certain Hiram Lodge, played by Mark Consuelos.

When the Netflix drama returns, picking up after the events of the tragic finale, however, fans can expect the good old "comic book feel" about it. We are not saying it, the teasers come right from the horse's mouth - Veronica Lodge aka Riverdale actress Camila Mendes.  

Teasing what happens next, the actress recently told Entertainment Tonight, "I think now they've set up a really great like superheroes versus villains story. Now we really know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are, so I think season 3 might have a nice comic book feel to it."

Veronica's journey itself has been a turbulent one, after the series of betrayals she suffered, especially at the hand of her own father. She has always been doubtful of Hiram's intentions, and after the grand twist in season 2, her suspicions are stronger than ever. "Her finally acknowledging her dad is the bad guy is a long time coming, but this one I think is the final blow so I'm excited to see how she fights him in season 3. I think it's about time they go head to head," Mendes teased. 

If and when Veronica wages war against her Machiavellian father, we would very much like to see some girl love from Betty!