The Riverdale TV series on The CW, based off the long-lasting Archie comics, is notorious for taking a dark and sinister spin on the famous pop culture, slice-of-life Americana stories. Ever since Riverdale’s first season, we’ve been introduced to a world many shades more insidious than anyone could have imagined where Archie was concerned. More akin to the lovechild of Stephen King and David Lynch, the show’s darkness is too overwhelming for some viewers.

By all accounts it looks like Season Three of Riverdale is upping the ante and going darker, something many thought was probably impossible. While Archie and the gang have dealt with serial killers, sordid love affairs, evil nuns, and gangland battles, they might have bitten off more than they can chew this time around.

The teaser for Riverdale’s latest season shows some of the same footage as seen at San Diego Comic Con last month, but now we have a better grasp about what to expect. Sure, there are some of the typical shenanigans one has come to expect with Riverdale, but now the show is introducing the occult and magic into the mix.

This could be in preparation for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix show, based off the adventures of the teenage witch Sabrina, that’s rumored to take place in the Riverdale universe. Either that or someone, or something, else is just keen on bringing dark magic to the fold. Whatever the case, Archie and friends are going to have their hands full.

Riverdale returns to TV on Wednesday, October 10th.

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