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A sleepy town, a mysterious death, and four high school students looking for answers: Welcome to Riverdale. The adaptation of the successful 'Archie' comic series, which has delighted readers for over 75 years, surprises audiences with dark storylines, unexpected plot twists and a lot of tension. Due to the modern interpretation of the popular original comic, the series is not only recommended for teenagers, but will also delight fans of the comic series of any age.
But what is 'Riverdale' actually about? The protagonist of the series is Archie, a typical high school student: he is enthusiastic about sports and music, tries to master his studies and has an affair with his music teacher. His two friends Jughead and Betty are always there to help and advise, and together they fight their way through high school and the pitfalls of growing up. But everyday teenage life comes to an abrupt end when the body of Jason Blossom, the son of a wealthy entrepreneur, is found on the banks of the Sweetwater River.
Determined to solve the murder, Archie and his gang begin to investigate. In the process, they become more and more entangled in the plot and their friendship is put to the test.
Fun facts about Riverdale
Do you think you already know everything about the hit series? There are at least as many secrets to discover behind the scenes, so we've put together the most exciting fun facts about the cast of the series for you.
1. Archie's hair isn't really red
Archie would be unimaginable without his distinctive trademark, but actor KJ Apa has to suffer a lot for the redhead hairstyle. The Australian actor of Polynesian descent doesn't have red hair in real life, but black hair. His hairstylist Rosa Terracciano revealed that Apa's hair needs the most maintenance on set - his hair and eyebrows need to be coloured at least every two weeks, which often takes over three hours. But for most fans: KJ Apa would look gorgeous with any hair colour, right?
2. Riverdale styling tips
If you pay attention while watching the series, you may noticde that a different lipstick colour was chosen for each female character depending on their personality: Betty likes to wear a feminine pink colour, whereas Veronica prefers a dark purple - and what would Cheryl Blossom be without her red Lipstick? Pretty creative and maybe we can learn something from it: try something unusual and stand by your individual style! How about a Riverdale jacket, for example, which you can also find here in the shop?
3. When is Riverdale set?
The answer to this question is simple: Riverdale is not set in any particular period. Despite old cars, classic decor, and retro fashion, the series could take place at any time. This is entirely on purpose, but also quite confusing. According to actor Cole Sprous, the series should appear unreal and dreamy. We definitely think the vintage look of Riverdale is really cool!
4. The best flat share ever
It's not a secret that everyone on the Riverdale set gets along really well, but did you know that Madelaine Petsch and Lilli Reinhart live together? You heard right: the two actresses are not only best friends, but have also decided to move into an apartment together. In an interview, Petsch emphasised how happy she was about this decision. The two not only regularly organise cosy girls' evenings, but also support each other in their everyday lives. A great friendship!
If you want to bring a piece of Riverdale home with you, EMP is the right place for you. In our online shop you will find various Riverdale fan products ranging from Funko Pop! figures to high-quality posters and accessories. Or do you belong to the 'South Side Serpents' like Jughead? Even so, you will surely find what you are looking for in the EMP online shop.