After taking a short break to help launch the official trailer of the fourth and final part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from Netflix (which looks great), the creator and executive producer of Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, returned with teasing twisted for the fifth season.
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We’re going with “twisted” because so far, we’ve got the key art of a woman running from a truck late at night, an image of the front end of a demonic-looking truck (along with the warning to avoid “Lonesome Highway “).
We also got a look at Vanessa Morgan with “Toni Topaz, the Serpent Queen”, and another key artwork that rekindled our hopes for an “Afterlife with Archie” adaptation. Now, we have a detailed key showing a telephone receiver on the ground (from a payphone) with blood and broken glass (it could always be ice).
Here’s a look at Aguirre-Sacasa’s Instagram post, with the following caption (with emojis to decipher clues) that doesn’t exactly increase our faith in the city’s emergency services line: “This is #Riverdale 911, what is your emergency?”
Let’s remember once again how this would be a great season to dive deep into the supernatural. In September, Aguirre-Sacasa announced that pre-production for the fifth season was officially underway.
Giving viewers a look at the covers of the scripts of the episodes that are being passed through the readings of the table. Continuing with the effective use of panels from the comics to represent the episode, we learn that episode 501 “Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax” is written by Ace Hasan and Greg Murray, and directed by Pamela Romanowsky (with a Betty / Jughead old school graduation image).
On the other hand, Episode 502 “Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Killings” is written by Janine Saline Schoenberg and Devon Turner, and directed by Gabriel Correa (with a newer, more depressing Archie / Jughead panel).
Erinn Westbrook ( The Resident ) has also joined the cast of season five as Tabitha Tate, the ambitious entrepreneurial granddaughter of Pop Tate. Seeing great business potential in her family’s business, Tabitha came to Riverdale to take over Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe in hopes of securing a franchise for the iconic restaurant, even as the city around her struggles to survive.
Today’s a double-feature! The first two tablereads of #Riverdale Season Five! Even on Zoom and in quarantine, so grateful to be able to continue telling these stories with this incredible group of people. Back to the Town with Pep we go!! ❤️??????????????☎️???☠️??? pic.twitter.com/pb3jb1yXTp
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) September 2, 2020