Archie and the gang (and, potentially, more murder mysteries) will return for a second season of Riverdale.

EW initially reported the news of Riverdale's renewal, revealing that The CW is moving forward on a second season of the Archie comics adaptation that is on the verge of airing the seventh episode of its debut season.

Riverdale is executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the mastermind behind the Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina horror comic book series.

There's no word yet on how many episodes the second season will contain (the first season will feature 13 installments), and while an exact premiere date is unknown, the series is expected to debut its sophomore season sometime in the 2017-18 TV season.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): March 7, 2017 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network has given an early renewal to its acclaimed freshman drama, RIVERDALE, for the 2017-18 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

On a competitive Thursday night, RIVERDALE posts tremendous ratings gains on a delayed viewing basis, particularly with its young skewing audience, growing 78% in adults 18-34 and 85% in women 18-34 in Live+7 day ratings over Live+Same Day. In the few weeks since its premiere, the buzzy drama has quickly become one of The CW's most streamed shows on the network's digital platforms, including The CW app and

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Glee"), Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).

Source: EW
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