The teenage era! Over the years, shows have changed. Riverdale HeartstopperTheir fanbases were built by sharing stories from high school.
2017 was the year viewers met Archie Comics’ iconic characters while they investigated a murder in their small town. Despite the fact that Riverdale High is where the main group of friends are from, the CW series chose to introduce a time jump in season 5, following the example of other teen dramas.
According to the creator Roberto Aguirre-SacasaThe writers and the cast were eager to explore the possibilities beyond the classroom.
“We did decide very quickly because all of the kids were seemingly going to different colleges and we didn’t want them to all to go to, like, Riverdale University. And in terms of drama, for me, college is a less appealing version of high school stories,” he told Entertainment WeeklyIn February 2021. “In terms of what we’re most excited about is that after four seasons of pretty elaborate, complicated storytelling, this time jump allows us to start with a clean slate, drop in the middle of stories and then have people catch up.”
The screenwriter noted that the show shakeup allowed for them to introduce “new dynamics” starting in season 6. “Now it’s not just Betty in scenes with Jughead, now it’s not just Cheryl and Toni in scenes together,” Aguirre-Sacasa added. “That’s what’s been exciting for the actors too, they’re really excited about playing characters closer to their age.”
The time was the Chilling Adventures of SabrinaCreator highlighted the effort that was put into keeping the main characters relatable to the fans.
“We have tried to honor who the characters were when we first met them. Archie was basically a decent kid who was trying to live up to the expectations his father had and expectations he put on himself,” he continued. “Veronica has married a guy that is in some ways very much like Hiram, so they’ve all been progressing in this direction. Betty’s hunting serial killers, that feels right. Jughead’s writing, that also feels right. I guess I feel like probably Veronica’s circumstances have changed the most because she’s married.”
After three seasons, you are now a seasoned shopper. Riverdale, Ashleigh MurrayShe also explained how she was able to explore new roles after leaving the show. The Missouri native was Josie McCoy’s character for three seasons. RiverdaleBefore reprising the role on the spinoff series, Katy Keene.
“It’s so wonderful because I’ve always been a very mature person, even in my youth and it’s nice to be able to finally step and walk in that same maturity,” the actress told Us WeeklyWhile promoting her TV series, she was joined by other reporters Tom SwiftIn May 2022. “It feels good to feel like a woman, to be received as a woman and to be respected as a woman. I can present myself and command a space. I can command attention, and I will be listened too. I will be understood, welcomed and received.”
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