Riverdale have finally released their first-ever Halloween special – and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
Season 4 Episode 4 of Riverdale is aptly titled, Halloween, and although it doesn’t air until 30 October, – you can get a sneak peek at your favourite character’s costumes in these first-look photos.
As the title suggests, the episode will be the show’s first-ever Halloween instalment, something the show has been hoping to do since its inception.
‘It’s episode four,’ showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said of the episode during San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.
‘We’ve never been able to do a Halloween episode because of scheduling and it’s just never worked out. We’ve got a really fun, spooky episode for everyone.’
And what did the characters dress up as? We, of course, they went with a superhero theme.
Archie dressed up as his own superhero alter-ego, Pureheart the Powerful, while his BFF Mad Dog (aka Munroe) dressed up as The Shield, an iconic superhero from the Archie Comics.
Cheryl and Toni picked superhero costumes too, but theirs are from the DC Comics instead of the Archie Comics. Cheryl transformed into Poison Ivy, complete with green vines—a natural choice, given her red hair. Her girlfriend Toni dressed up as Harley Quinn with two-toned ponytails.
What can fans expect from Riverdale’s Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween?
Here’s the synopsis below.
When ominous videotapes begin appearing on doorsteps across Riverdale, widespread fear quickly returns to the town. At Stonewall Prep, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns about a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred to former students at the school.
Meanwhile, Archie’s (KJ Apa) plan to create a safe space for the town’s kids gets derailed when some unwanted visitors crash their Halloween party. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) comes face to face with trouble, while Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) past comes back to haunt her.
Lastly, a haunting a Thistlehouse rocks Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni (Vanessa Morgan) to their core.
Well if this isn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, I don’t know what will?