The ‘Riverdale’ Trailer Shows a Town That’s Anything But Perfect

When we first heard that Greg Berlanti was helping develop an adaptation of the Archie comics called Riverdale for The CW, we expected it to look good – but maybe not this dark? The CW has released an extended trailer that has everyone asking who killed Laura Palmer Jason Cherry.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, far from it. But if you give me a rainy small town (introduced by the town sign) in a bunch of evergreens where “nothing’s as it seems” with a murdered high schooler, I’m always going to jump to Twin Peaks.

It’s in my nature.

But if Riverdale turns out to be a (more) Teenager-centric Twin Peaks, I’m pretty much okay with that. It’d be a unique way to look at all-American Archie and the gang, and I trust the creative team behind the project. I think I was just expecting a place where you’d get Luke Danes serving you in the local diner instead of Shelly Johnson.

Ah well, you can get a damn fine cup of coffee either way.

Riverdale premieres January 26th on The CW.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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