Riverdale: The Musical premieres Wednesday, January 8, on ABC.
The series, based on Archie Andrews and the Archie Comics, follows the lives of the cast and crew of the beloved series as they pursue their dreams of a Broadway career.
The first season of the series follows the girls, including the new cast members, as they try to navigate their newfound fame and their burgeoning relationships.
In a recent interview with EW, show creator Adam Reed said the new show was an opportunity for the characters to “grow” and develop their characters.
“I’ve been saying for the past year or so, I wanted to try to give them a sense of self,” Reed said.
“The only way to do that is to allow them to grow and grow.
We’re not going to tell them that their job is to just play a role.
We don’t want to tell you that your job is a job.”
He added: “We’re going to be exploring some different paths.
We’ll see how that works out.”
Riverdale will air weekly on ABC beginning Jan. 7, and the series is expected to continue through the end of 2019.
The series is executive produced by Dan Harmon, David Rubens, Dan Fogelman and Andrew Kreisberg.