Riverdale EP Teases Season 3 Mystery As True Detective Meets Dungeons And Dragons

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Riverdale season three is so close to premiering. We are dying to find out what happened in Archie Andrews’ (KJ Apa) trial. While that mystery will be answered pretty much from the get-go, there’s some even more concerning news on the horizon: the Farm cult and whatever the hell that weird creature with horns was.

While executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa doesn’t entirely answer either question, he does drop in some clues. Plus that highly touted November 7th flashback episode? It has a bigger role in things than you would think, as he told Entertainment Weekly

“The murder victims in the present were playing a game called Griffins & Gargoyles, which is, of course, the Riverdale version of Dungeons & Dragons. Our kids discover that when their parents were in high school they also were playing this game, and there was a similar murder that happened in the past.”

So how does it fit into the present day? Well apparently Aguirre-Sacasa has been binging True Detective on HBOGO.

“One of my favorite things recently was the first season of True Detective, and we’re sort of telling a similar ritualistic crime that happens in Riverdale. We jokingly call it teen detectives meets True Detective, because we find Betty and Jughead investigating this really disturbing crime that seems to speak to the very twisted history of Riverdale.”

Given the rocky patches that the beloved Bughead hit in season two, fans will be thrilled because it sounds like the beloved duo will be rock solid in season three.

Now does the mysterious Farm play into things? Because we hear “ritualistic crimes” and suddenly we’re side-eyeing the cult that Polly Cooper (Tiera Skovbye) has been staying with since season one.

“There’s almost a banality to the cult and a sort of generic-ism that gets sinister pretty quickly.”

Between this and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrinathings are definitely getting twisted.

Riverdale returns on Wednesday, October 10th at 8/7c on the CW.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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