Step Into The Candy Store: Riverdale’s Next Musical Episode Is Heathers

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Riverdale is having another musical episode.

Yes, between everything with the Gargoyle King and Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) devolving ever further into villain, the young people in Riverdale do go to school and, presumably, learn.

I know. It’s shocking.

After the success of last year’s musical episode, where the cast performed selected songs from Carrie as part of the school play, the crew is back at it again. This time they’re going for something much better received than Carrie.

They’re doing the musical version of Heathers.

Yes. Yes. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) will play the role she’s born to play in Heather Chandler. With the announcement of this year’s musical episode, we have the cast list for it as well, courtesy of Kevin Keller (Casey Cott).

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Those of you worried that Archie (KJ Apa) wouldn’t make it after last night’s episode, don’t need to fret. He’s clearly going to be okay enough to perform in the musical.

(You know if someone didn’t go to Greendale for some resurrection help. We think that those kids learned their lessons though.)

The episode will premiere on March 20th. On the musical choice, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had this to say to Entertainment Weekly.

“Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie. This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is BIG FUN, with great roles for the Riverdale kids.”

He also teased that, this year, “Everyone is singing.”

Notoriously, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) was the only one of the Main Four not to sing last year. This year, according to the sign above, Kevin says he will provide security for the musical. (It makes sense considering last year someone died during the course of it.)

Perhaps, we’ll here him sing a little tune.

After all, we know, we know, life can be beautiful.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on the CW.

Bec Heim