A great place to get away with it all.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life.
Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines). The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and Josie McCoy’s (Ashleigh Murray) focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor.
Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) has an undeniable spark with her crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Riverdale’s Queen Bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s more to the story.
'Riverdale, an enjoyable and moody teen series for adults who love teen series, a group of which I consider myself a member, is a fascinating splash in the ongoing remake deluge.' - Willa Paskin, Slate
'[It's] a lot of fun, but what I like most so far is that Betty's much more than a ponytail, Veronica's not nearly as spoiled as I remember, and together they're navigating friendship and romantic rivalry in what I'd like to think are 21st century ways.' - Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Inquirer
'The abundance of intrigue and the generally likeable, layered characters make it worth checking out.' - Brad Newsome, Sydney Morning Herald
'There are so many interesting storylines in the first season. The plot keeps getting wilder and more bizarre throughout the season. People will be surprised once they see where it's all heading.' - David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
'With each week bringing new characters and working to shed new light on the dark corners that define this town, Riverdale feels like the final step in the evolution of "teen series" altogether.' - Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Classification: M (Mature themes, violence, sex scenes and sexual references)
Number of Discs: 3
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 4th October 2017
Running Time: 533.0 mins