Riverdale broke the status quo earlier this year with its musical episode, and it sounds like that will soon become an annual thing.
In a recent interview with TVLine, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently teased what fans can expect with Season 3’s musical episode, which was confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con. As Aguirre-Sacasa explained, the episode will once again center on Riverdale High putting on a musical, but they haven’t found the particular production just yet.
“We have a lot of shows we’ve been talking about,” Aguirre-Sacasa explained. “There are a couple musicals we’ve been circling.”
As fans will remember, last season saw the high school crew putting on a production of Carrie: The Musical, which brought fans a grisly murder, new secrets — oh, and quite a lot of song and dance.
“I’m a huge fanatic of Carrie, the novel and then the movie,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa admitted during a previous interview. “I was obsessed with the Broadway flop of Carrie: The Musical. Five or six years ago, one of my good friends revived it off-Broadway, and he revealed it to be the gem that I always knew it was. So we thought, ‘This would thematically be a great musical for Riverdale to do.'”
“That show also has archetypes like the good girl next door, the nice boy who takes Carrie to the prom.” Aguirre-Sacasa added. “It felt like we could play with these archetypes.”
Of course, regardless of whatever musical Riverdale chooses to put on next year, fans can safely expect a lot of crazy moments — and some teen angst.
“I don’t think it’d be Riverdale if there wasn’t something tragic about a musical episode.” Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones, said of last season’s musical episode. “It can be a breath of fresh air for people who have been watching a debilitating series of events for these characters. But we still find a way to pick you up and slam you back down.”