There's trouble lurking in the corner for Archie and friends in Riverdale's season 3 Comic-Con trailer
While everything seems fine on the surface, it doesn't take long before ominous music pours in hinting that for fan-favorite Archie trouble is far from over.
In the town of 'Riverdale' new danger is always lurking around the corner, as is made evident by the first sneak-peek into the third season of the Netflix series. Unveiled during the San Diego Comic-Con, the 3-minute long trailer included multiple scenes from the last season and it wasn't until the final moments when glimpses of the foursome - Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and Archie - were revealed, letting their hair down after the tumultuous course of events.
The SDCC-special clip follows Archie and friends into the Labor Day weekend. While everything seems fine on the surface, it doesn't take long before ominous music pours in with hints that for our fan-favorite ginger headed hero, trouble is far from over. In fact, in the initial few seconds, Archie appears to be making an attempt to brush his problems under the carpet, only in vain.
If anything, Archie's life is going to get even more complicated and troublesome in the third season. After he was unfairly framed for a murder that he didn't even commit, the Riverdale teen's case would be going on trial at the beginning of the season. And to make things worse, there will be a new attorney in charge, who will ensure, with everything in her power, to make Archie's time feel like a trip to hell.
Actress Penelope Ann Miller has been cast in the district attorney, Ms. Wright's role, according to IGN, who further teased that, "the prosecuting attorney in charge of handling Archie’s case... will weave together disparate moments of Archie’s young life to portray him as a dangerous, violent sociopath who is capable of committing a heinous crime. His freedom will hang in the balance."
Besides Archie, things are going to get grueling for Betty as well, whose mother Alice and sister Polly - after the dramatic revelation about Mr. Cooper - have got themselves involved with the cult-like farm. In the final moments of the trailer, Betty's mother and sister are seen in the middle of some ritual, holding Polly's twins over a blazing bonfire.
"Alice and Polly kind of attack her," a description read. "Their new, weird spirituality with the farm makes them tell her that she needs to listen to her soul and confront her problems. So Betty wants to stay far, far away from them." There is something brewing between Alice and F.P Jones as well and it's just a matter of time before their tension reaches its boiling point.
Riverdale Season 3 premieres in October.