The hour, which airs Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, will reveal how the series plans to deal with the passing of Perry’s Fred and looks to be highly emotional. In one of the most powerful shots, Archie (KJ Apa) embraces his mother, Mary (Molly Ringwald), who is visibly upset.
The other shots showcase the ensemble, including Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and Jughead (Cole Sprouse), in somewhat happier times.
Riverdale‘s premiere will also feature an appearance by Perry’s friend and Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Shannen Doherty in a mysterious role.