It's been a long and suspenseful few months since we last saw the crew from Riverdale. Lucky for us, we're only a short while away from seeing them on our TV screens again for seven glorious months, and, this time around, we're in for some seriously dark storylines (as if the Season 1 storylines were lighthearted). As we excitedly gear up for the return of Riverdale for its sophomore season, though, fans of the show are curious: Will Riverdale Season 2 be on Hulu?
Sadly, as of right now, the answer is no. Riverdale has never been available to stream on Hulu, and it doesn't look like that will change with Season 2. Though watching on Hulu isn't an option, there are plenty of other ways to get your weekly dose of Riverdale drama during the upcoming season. Of course, watching live is an option, but doesn't always work for everyone, so Riverdale can also be found on major streaming services like Amazon, The CW's website, iTunes, Netflix, and Vudu. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, Riverdale won't appear until Season 2 is finished, but in others you'll be able to watch week by week. One thing's for sure no matter how you watch: You're not going to want to miss this season.
That's right, we all came to love Riverdale during Season 1 for its dark, dramatic storylines, but, according to show insiders, Season 2 is going to be even darker and even more dramatic, which means we'll all be hooked by the end of episode one.
In a recent interview with TVLine, Riverdale showrunner and executive producer, Alberto Aguirre-Sacasa, revealed some of the biggest twists and turns fans can expect to see in Season 2, calling one portion of the upcoming season "potentially the darkest storyline we’ve told."
Of course, Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off: with Fred Andrews being shot. Though there are still tons of questions surrounding the Season 1 cliffhanger, that's only a small portion of the mystery and suspense we'll see in Season 2. Indeed, in talking with TVLine, Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned several storylines to look out for in the coming episodes, starting with the return of "Dark Betty."
The EP told TVLine,
Lili [Reinhart], who plays Betty, loves going ‘Dark Betty,’ and we love it as well; her going dark is the ultimate sort of subversion of Riverdale, and the Archie characters. She goes dark in Season 2, that’s for sure.
Obviously, anyone who remembers "Dark Betty" from Season 1 knows she's not one for playing games. The question now is: What could cause Riverdale's "most wholesome character," as Aguirre-Sacasa calls her, to flip the switch and go into "Dark Betty" mode? We might not know for sure right now, but I'll bet it's juicy.
On top of Dark Betty's return, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed we can expect to see some trouble in paradise for Jughead and Betty's relationship. Earlier this year it was announced that a new character, Toni Topaz, would make waves for Bughead. Vanessa Morgan, the actress who plays Toni, even told Bustle in September, "[Toni] stir[s] it up a bit for Bughead," a spoiler fans were NOT happy about.
Now it looks like Archie might play a role in disrupting Bughead's relationship, as well. While teasing what fans can expect during Season 2, Aguirre-Sacasa hinted at a potential Archie/Betty/Jughead triangle. The EP said,
For a long time, Archie was what Betty wanted. And I don’t think it’s like a switch being flipped, that that just changes. Now that he’s a little bit older, a little bit wiser, is he like, ‘Wow, I let this really good thing get away?' And is it too late?
Of course, the distance between Betty and Jughead might also play a role in potentially destroying their relationship. The Riverdale showrunner teased, "Even though they’re still in the same town… there are issues of long distance," before revealing Bughead “struggle[s] to keep their relationship growing and deepening and intact, even as circumstances seem to be forcing them apart.”
Yikes. Looks like the one sacred thing Riverdale had to offer might be getting the axe and, TBH, I'm not ready for it.
I think I'll survive, though, so long as Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse stay together in real life.
Aside from Bughead drama, Aguirre-Sacasa says we can look forward to learning more about Veronica's dark history. Apparently, a new character by the name of Nick St. Clair will show up in Season 2 to shake things up for V.
Nick is "an old school chum of Veronica’s, when she ran with a fast crowd in New York,” and he “starts causing problems for everyone” in Riverdale, the EP says. “We go pretty dark with his storyline. In a way, it’s potentially the darkest storyline we’ve told… it does involve Archie and Veronica, but it sort of draws other characters into the churning waters as well.”
From what Aguirre-Sacasa says, we're in for some serious twists this season, so whether you're watching live or streaming later, one thing is for sure: You better be ready to be shocked.
Riverdale returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 p.m.
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