Riverdale Season 2 will introduce supernatural/genre elements as part of its quest for Season 3 renewal, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells EW:
There definitely will be a big genre element to season 2. It won’t suddenly just be a coming-of-age drama. There will definitely be a very strong, bold genre statement. If season 1 is a murder mystery, it won’t necessarily be another murder mystery. We’re telling, for us, kind of the best version of a murder mystery: Who killed Jason Blossom? So whatever twist in genre element that we add in season 2, it’s going to be different from that and probably, I think, it’s going to make people go, “They’re not really doing that, are they?”
So start a little more grounded and normal, and then introduce something supernatural as opposed to, once you’re supernatural, it’s going to be hard to go back to non-supernatural, so that was kind of the thinking behind that.
Riverdale Season 2 premieres during the 2017-18 season on The CW.
Stay tuned as we monitor the cancel/renew status of Riverdale Season 3…