WATCH: This Trailer For A 90s 'Riverdale' Movie Will Change How You See Archie And The Gang
20 November 2017, 11:31 | Updated: 20 November 2017, 12:08
We're SO glad this version never became a TV show.
If there's one gift 2017 has given us, it's the dark reboot of a comic book favourite that we never knew we needed.
Archie and the gang were traditionally wholesome characters that our parents and grandparents loved, but Riverdale can get, well, a BIT murdery.
Leave it to Reddit to unearth an Archie Comics treasure from the 90s that is certainly a far cry from the Riverdale we all know and love.
Riverdale fans are discovering the magic that is Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, a made for TV movie circa 1990.
Now, that is a 90s situation if I've ever seen one.
The film takes place 15 years after the gang leaves Riverdale. Jughead is a dad (and he, admittedly, looks more like the comic book Jughead than Cole Sprouse does), Betty is a teacher, and Veronica seems very dedicated in her pursuit of Archie.
This major throwback was initially conceived as something that might lead to a whole television series. Mercifully, a wider project was shelved after the film's poor ratings. Can you imagine that movie turning into a whole TV show? I'm shook.
Archie Comics are such a cultural touchstone that there have probably been tons of conversations with TV executives about how best to do a television series.
Looks like the CW's interpretation came at just the right time. Not only was the timing solid, the decision to make Riverdale a little less wholesome is probably what makes it so addictive for 2017 audiences.
Now, for the million dollar question.