Riverdale Photos: The CW Brings Archie, Jughead and More Favorites to Life — Plus: Watch the First Trailer

Andy Swift

Attention, residents of Riverdale: The forecast is calling for dark skies, unearthed secrets and a 100-percent chance of good-looking teenage mischief.

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The CW on Monday released new stills from the pilot of its Archie Comics-inspired drama, in which beloved characters like Betty Cooper (Surviving Jack‘s Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (newcomer Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody‘s Cole Sprouse) find themselves at the center of a murder mystery.

And then there’s The CW’s hunked-up version of Archie (New Zealand actor K.J. Apa) whose romantic entanglements with Betty and Veronica are, understandably, among the least of his worries.

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The Greg Berlanti-produced series also stars Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Archie’s father Fred, Marisol Nichols (Teen Wolf) as Veronica’s mother Hermione, Mädchen Amick (Witches of East End) as Betty’s mother Alice, and Ashleigh Murray (Younger) as pitch-purrfect rocker Josie McCoy.

Riverdale premieres Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9/8c. Watch the trailer above, then browse our gallery of new pilot photos and drop a comment below with your thoughts on The CW’s teen drama — with a twist!

Launch Gallery: <i>Riverdale</i> Season 1 Photos

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