Riverdale‘s third season is set to put its characters in entirely new predicaments, and we have some new details about what one storyline will look like.
In a recent interview with TVLine, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased the show’s new speakeasy, which Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) decided to run at the end of last season. According to Aguirre-Sacasa, the speakeasy underneath Pop’s will also serve as a music venue, which will be an avenue for Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) to perform more.
“It’s a cabaret performance space,” Aguirre-Sacasa explained, “which allows us to feature Josie and tell the noir elements of a showbiz story.”
And as it turns out, Veronica’s speakeasy almost became a completely different project altogether.
“Originally it was going to be a casino,” Aguirre-Sacasa revealed. “Then we realized that, legally, no 16-year-old can run a casino.”
In a way, Veronica running a casino would have made sense, especially considering the fact that she entertained the possibility while meeting with suitors last season. But the speakeasy does offer some interesting possibilities, especially with regards to Josie.