Check out 16 new pics from the Riverdale season 2 premiere ‘A Kiss Before Dying’
Riverdale Season 2 will premiere on The CW on October 11 and we’ve got a whopping 16 new photos from the episode, entitled “A Kiss Before Dying.” You can check them out in our gallery, and watch the most recent trailer for Riverdale Season 2 by clicking here.
As the town of Riverdale breathed a collective sigh of relief that Jason Blossom’s killer had been found out in the first season, another terrible crime occurred, in a space that had been considered one of the town’s safest, most innocent places. If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter Season Two, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness.
Riverdale Season 2 production has continued with no interruption despite star KJ Apa’s car accident last week, according to Variety. He was not injured in the crash, though his car was severely damaged. Apa was taken to the hospital for observation but was back on set the next day. Several actors reportedly confronted producers about Warner Bros. transportation policies after long hours, after the event. The production does not provide transportation to and from the set, though cast and crew can request a taxi or a hotel at the production’s expense if they feel too tired to drive home.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television commented on the incident (via Variety) ““The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio,” a studio spokesperson said in a pair of statements issued Thursday. “Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”
They continued, “First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of “Riverdale” are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day. On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him. The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.”
KJ Apa stars as Archie Andrews in the series along with Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale hails from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.
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