Riverdale is going forward in time starting next week and The CW has released brand new photos from the upcoming episode! In “Chapter Eighty: Purgatorio,” seven years has passed since the gang graduated from Riverdale High and they are now back in town once it’s found out that Riverdale is now under Hiram Lodge’s control.
The official synopsis for “Chapter Eighty: Purgatorio” reads:
“SEVEN-YEAR TIME JUMP – After spending seven years away from Riverdale, Archie (KJ Apa) returns to find the town is now under Hiram Lodge’s (Mark Consuelos) grip and on the verge of becoming a ghost town. When Toni (Vanessa Morgan) catches him up on what’s been going on, Archie reaches out to the rest of the gang to return home. Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Drew Ray Tanner and Erinn Westbrook also star. Steve Adelson directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#504). Original airdate 2/10/2021.”
Check out the new images below, which feature some of the gang in new looks, like Betty with no ponytail, Archie in an army uniform, Jughead without his signature beanie (which he put in the time capsule after graduation), and Toni as a Serpent Queen.
“Chapter Eighty: Purgatorio” premieres this Wednesday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on The CW, streaming free the next day on The CW app!