Tidbits from the Riverdale panel:
Season two will have 22 episodes and we’re getting more Kevin, more Josie and more Pussycats this year.
We’ll find out Fred’s ultimate fate at the end of the premiere.
Lili on Betty: “Last season we saw some dark Betty but this season it’s more like tortured soul Betty.”
KJ on Archie: “A switch has been flipped and we’re going to see a whole new side of Archie.“
On Jughead’s mom and Jellybean making an appearance: “Potentially in the second half of the season. But their casting is crucial.”
On Jughead in s2: “Jughead’s gonna be forced to pick a side at some point, and it’ll have huge repercussions.”
Veronica’s ex from New York will show up and being out Veronica’s dark side: "Dark Veronica is way darker than Dark Betty.“
Episode five will be about the girls joining together to fight Veronica’s ex.
About Toni Topaz: “She’s trouble.” Trouble for Bughead, and Jughead’s guide to the serpent world.
Kevin is getting a love interest this season. He’s also dealing with heartbreak/fallout before that.
Josie is also getting a love interest. It’s Reggie.
On Cheryl getting a love interest: “When your father’s a wig-wearing monster it’s hard to find an appropriate love interest.”
On Betty and Jughead: With trouble with Jughead at Southside, Bughead becomes v Romeo & Juliet
On Archie and Veronica: With all this heavy stuff happening with Archie Veronica will be forced to step up in a way she might not be prepared for.
Asha on the Pussycats: "It’s a journey of self love for all of us, especially wearing our natural hair.”
On Cheryl: "Cheryl gets colder and meaner in season 2…but she takes the reigns back."