‘Riverdale’ Just Announced Its Next Musical Episode
Riverdale High’s drama department is at it again. Even though last season’s musical production of Carrie ended in murder, our favorite fearless teens are returning to the stage once more in March, this time to perform Heathers: The Musical.
The CW series announced its next musical episode on Thursday, January 17. According to Entertainment Weekly, the ep will feature nine songs from Heathers: The Musical, which is based on the 1980s classic starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
“Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement to E! News. “This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is BIG FUN, with great roles for the Riverdale kids. And everyone is singing…”
Aguirre-Sacasa also took to Instagram to share the casting list straight from the Riverdale High drama department. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) will play Heather Chandler, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) will play Heather McNamara, and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) will round out the trio as Heather Duke.
The production will also feature Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) as Kurt Kelly, Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as Veronica Sawyer, Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton) as Ram Sweeney, and Sweet Pea (Jordan Connor) as Jason” J.D.” Dean. Peaches n’ Cream (Bernadette Beck), Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner), Evelyn Evernever (Zoé De Grand Maison), and Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) will play smaller roles, and Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) will again act as director. And if you look closely, you’ll lso see that Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) has been named head of security.
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Heathers: The Musical was a 2014 off-Broadway hit based on the 1989 movie about a group of popular mean girls named Heather. The story takes a dark, murderous turn — which makes it the perfect fit for Riverdale. We just hope this year’s show ends in applause instead of screams.
Riverdale‘s Heathers episode will air Wednesday, March 20, at 8pm on The CW.
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