Season 2 of The CW's American teen-drama television series Riverdale was renewed on March 7, 2017.[2] The season began airing on October 11, 2017.[3]


To Be Announced





# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate
1 Promotional Image Season 2 Episode 14 A Kiss Before Dying 2-Archie-Fred "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Rob Seidenglanz October 11, 2017
THE ANGEL OF DEATH — As Fred’s life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop’s diner, Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he witnessed. Meanwhile, as Veronica steps out of her comfort zone to support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram has arrived to Riverdale earlier than expected. Elsewhere, at Pop’s diner, Pop Tate recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead and Betty questioning the gunman’s true motives. Lastly, after running into Cheryl at the hospital, Betty and Kevin are surprised to learn about the fire at Thornhill.
2 Promotional Image Season 2 Episode 15 Nighthawks 8-Pop-Archie-Veronica "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks" Michael Grassi Allison Anders October 18, 2017
SAVING POP’S — With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever. Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica approach Cheryl and Josie for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s attempt to find FP a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions. Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram and Hermione.
3 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods" Ross Maxwell Kevin October 25, 2017
TAKING A STAND — Frustrated by the lack of progress made in catching his father’s shooter, Archie takes matters into his own hands in order to send the gunman a message. Meanwhile, Veronica is thrilled when Hiram’s attempt to start fresh means she gets to introduce him to her friends, including Archie. Elsewhere, Jughead starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni, while Kevin’s attempt at having a little fun causes Betty to grow concerned for his safety. Finally, an unexpected turn of events leads the town to realize their darkest chapter may be far from over.
4 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown" Amanda Lasher Allison Anders November 1, 2017
TERROR IN RIVERDALE – When Archie’s attempt to take matters into his own hands spirals out of control, Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale. Meanwhile, when Betty finds herself at the center of a deepening mystery, her decision to keep some parts of it from Jughead causes further friction between the two. Elsewhere, Veronica grows concerned for Archie when she realizes the lengths he would go to seek revenge against the person terrorizing Riverdale. Finally, tensions between the North and Southside finally come to a head and leads to an unexpected showdown.
5 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls" Aaron Allen TBA November 8, 2017
To be announced.
6 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof" Tessa Leigh Williams & Arabella Anderson TBA TBA
To be announced.
7 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside" James DeWille TBA TBA
To be announced.
8 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil" Yolonda Lawrence TBA TBA
To be announced.
9 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night" Shepard Boucher TBA TBA
To be announced.
10 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle" Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson TBA TBA
To be announced.
11 Riverdale Logo "Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler" Greg Murray & Devon Turner Gregg Araki TBA
To be announced.

Press ReleaseEdit


March 7, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network has given an early renewal to its acclaimed freshman drama, RIVERDALE, for the 2017-18 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

On a competitive Thursday night, RIVERDALE posts tremendous ratings gains on a delayed viewing basis, particularly with its young skewing audience, growing 78% in adults 18-34 and 85% in women 18-34 in Live+7 day ratings over Live+Same Day. In the few weeks since its premiere, the buzzy drama has quickly become one of The CW’s most streamed shows on the network’s digital platforms, including The CW app and

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Glee”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).[33]

Production NotesEdit





  1. Episode Order for Season 2 Confirmed - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  2. Renewed for a 2nd Season - SpoilerTV
  3. The CW Announces Fall 2017 Premiere Dates - Spoiler TV
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 RIVERDALE NEWS! (@CWRiverdaleNews) - Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Appeared at the CW Upfronts.
  6. Mädchen Amick Twitter Confirmation - Twitter
  7. Riverdale - Season 2 - Casey Cott Promoted to Series Regular - Spoiler TV
  8. Riverdale Adds Mark Consuelos to Play Veronica's Dad in Season 2 - TVLine
  9. 'Riverdale': How The CW Is Making Archie Relevant (Again) - The Hollywood Reporter
  10. ‘Riverdale’: Skeet Ulrich Upped To Series Regular For Season 2 Of the CW Drama - Deadline
  11. Riverdale - Season 2 - Charles Melton Cast as Reggie in Recasting - Spoiler TV
  12. Riverdale Set to Recast a Major Character Ahead of Season 2 - TVLine
  13. EXCLUSIVE: 'Riverdale' Boss Reveals Why (SPOILER) Was Shot in the Finale and Everything to Expect in Season 2! - Entertainment Tonight
  14. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Lochlyn Munro (@LochlynMunro) - Twitter
  15. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  16. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa‏ (@WriterRAS) - Twitter
  17. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa‏ (@WriterRAS) - Twitter
  18. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  19. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  20. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - (@yvrshoots) - Twitter
  21. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Riverdale (@RiverdaleTheCW) - Twitter
  22. YouTube Confirmation for Season 2 - Riverdale Cast Interview | Comic-Con 2017 | TVLine
  23. Comic Con Confirmation for Season 2 - Clevver News - YouTube
  24. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  25. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  26. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter
  27. Riverdale - Season 2 - Brit Morgan to Recur - SpoilerTV
  28. EXCLUSIVE 'Riverdale' Adds Vanessa Morgan as Bisexual Archie Comics Character Toni Topaz, Plus Season 2 Scoop! - Entertainment Tonight
  29. Riverdale Casts The Good Wife Alum as Veronica's Ex - TV Guide
  30. Twitter Confirmation for Season 2 - RIVERDALE NEWS!‏‏ (@CWRiverdaleNews) - Twitter
  31. TVLine Hart Denton cast as Chic
  32. Instagram Story Confirmation - Mädchen Amick (@madchenamick) - Instagram
  33. Riverdale Renewed For Season 2! - KsiteTV
  34. Writing for S2 - RIVERDALE NEWS! (@CWRiverdaleNews) on Twitter
  35. Riverdale moves to Wednesday for Season 2- KSiteTV
  36. Filming Start Dates in Vancouver: RIVERDALE Season 2 - HollywoodNorth
  37. Episode Order for Season 2 Confirmed - Archie Comics‏ (@ArchieComics) - Twitter

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