Stars of Riverdale, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes explain how the actors have strong friendships and how girls now rule the world. (22nd of July)

SAN DIEGO – Good News: Congratulations to Archie Andrews, new president of Riverdale High Class. Bad news: He could go to the slammer.

Season 3 of CW's "Riverdale", which sets a dark soap opera spin on iconic Archie Comics characters, begins with Archie in court for murder and The next year's new episodes will focus on friendships, city fights, a weird cult and focus on the children who actually do schoolwork in their junior year.

College applications, SATs and extracurricular activities will be part of the new season, but with everything "This is typical of Riverdale," executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said Sunday at Comic-Con, the Geek Culture Festival.

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In the Season Two Finale, Riverdale South Side is lost to the "Legion of Doom" of the rich lodges, the family Blossom and the Ghoulies said -Bande Aguirre-Sacasa. When Season 3 premieres on October 10, the South Side Snakes – now led by Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) – will be with his father F.P. (Skeet Ulrich) as Consigliere – trying to keep peace with the rival Ghoulies "and this is disturbed back in the first episode."

Meanwhile Archie (KJ Apa) has been framed for the murder of Cassidy Bullock, a lowlife who robbed the gang in a lake house last season. "The distance and separation when he goes away will be tough" for Archie's relationship with Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Apa said.

Veronica made a move in power over her rogue father Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and now owns the Speakeasy under Pops Diner. "Veronica will become an entrepreneur in season three, in addition to high school," Mendes said. "We'll show she's not a spoiled rich girl, she's trying to prove herself to everyone." She also predicts that Archie and Veronica will have problems.

"Bughead" – Jughead's and Betty Cooper's (Lili Reinhart's) couple name – is sound and together again an investigative team when the first mystery of the season is revealed. Betty also has problems at home: she tries to get revealed about her father's serial killer Black Hood, but mother Alice (girl Amick) and sister Polly (Tiera Skovbye) are now involved in a cult called The Farm and "all sorts of weirdness" said Reinhart. "Betty wants to stay far, far away from them."

Her boyfriend was lucky that he had made it from Season 2. "Jughead got his (butt) kicked four times, he was like a magnet for punches," said Sprouse, adding that he wants his character to be like his comic counterpart and eat a lot more. "He's going to chew on something in every scene, which is weird and funny."

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Cheryl Blossom has emancipated herself from her crazy mother and is fully in a relationship with Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), finally able to come. "She's blossomed, she's living her truth now, which is why she's changed so much," said Petsch. However, Cheryl sometimes made bad decisions, and that will continue. "Now she's going to do power grabs left, right, and in the middle, which may not be great."

And Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) kissed Moose Mason (Cody Kearsley) in the final season finale, so "they'll be one thing," says Cott. Kevin will also have to share with Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as her parents go out.

In the news, Penelope will play Ann Miller Archie's attorney, District Attorney Ms. Wright, and the show also plans to introduce Jughead's mother and sister Jellybean, as well as Edgar Evernever, the cult leader of the farm.

Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that "Riverdale" is planning another musical episode and a flashback episode with the younger actors playing their parents in high school. 19659022] Autoplay

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