'Riverdale' season 3 synopsis hints at the trouble that's in store for Veronica
Days before season 3, CW released a new synopsis for the third episode 'Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below' and it sounds ominous
In less than a week, 'Riverdale' will be returning with changes and quirky new looks on the CW. Just before the third season is set to air, CW released a new synopsis for the third episode 'Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below', reveals comicbook.
The synopsis which follows hints and various challenges for the show's key characters in ways no one could imagine.
"OPENING NIGHT — When a series of suspicious roadblocks threaten to delay the opening of the speakeasy, Veronica (Camila Mendes) enlists the help of Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch), Toni (Vanessa Morgan), Reggie (Charles Melton), Kevin (Casey Cott) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) to ensure opening night goes off without a hitch.
Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) follow different leads to learn more about the strange incidents going on in the town. Finally, some unwanted attention forces Archie (KJ Apa) to make a difficult decision about his future. Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos and Skeet Ulrich also star. Jeff Hunt directed the episode written by Aaron Allen."
As revealed earlier, at the end of season 2, Veronica agreed to open a secret speakeasy right beneath Pop's, this particular plot had even undergone some evolutions revealed showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in an interview with TVline.
“It’s a cabaret performance space, which allows us to feature Josie and tell the noir elements of a showbiz story," he said. "Originally it was going to be a casino. Then we realized that, legally, no 16-year-old can run a casino."
The synopsis also hints at Betty and Jughead being up to something, as usual, which also happens to be season 3's long mystery.
“One of my favorite things recently was the first season of 'True Detective', and we’re sort of telling a similar ritualistic crime that happens in Riverdale,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed in an interview with EW. “We jokingly call it teen detectives meets 'True Detective' because we find Betty and Jughead investigating this really disturbing crime that seems to speak to the very twisted history of Riverdale.”
“The murder victims in the present were playing a game called Griffins & Gargoyles, which is, of course, the Riverdale version of Dungeons & Dragons,” Aguirre-Sacasa continued. “Our kids discover that when their parents were in high school they also were playing this game, and there was a similar murder that happened in the past.”
To answer fans burning questions, the 'Riverdale' cast will be making an appearance at the New York Comic Con this weekend. The fans at Comic Con will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at season 3 and a series of Q&A with the producers and cast members of the show.
'Riverdale' returns for season three on October 10, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.