'Riverdale' Season 3: All The Behind-The-Scenes Spoilers, Pictures And Videos From The Cast

15 August 2018, 11:51

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Production on the third season of Riverdale has officially started, and here's all the behind the scenes spoilers straight from the casts' Instagram accounts.

Get ready for a whole new round of Riverdale content because the cast are BACK and they're sharing sneak peaks (and spoilers) from behind the scenes of your favourite TV show.

Production officially started on the third season of the show on Friday July 6th. The cast and crew all headed back to Vancouver, where the show is filmed, ready to start work on the new season. And judging by the snaps that have been shared on set so far, it looks like it's going to be a HUGE season.

From Archie's murder trial to new cast members and new Serpent tattoos, here's literally all the snaps and videos that the cast has shared on the set of the third season so far, complete with a few spoilers and hints at upcoming storylines:

Riverdale Behind the scenes Pictures and spoilers
Picture: Lili Reinhart/Camila Mendes/Instagram

As of 15/08, filming has begun on the fourth episode of the third season which will be the parent's flashback episode. The core four will be portraying the younger versions of their parents for the hour, with Mark Consuelos' real son Michael stepping to play young Hiram.

The first cast member to share a cheeky glimpse at their parental makeover was KJ Apa, who posted a pic to Instagram yesterday (Aug 14) of himself with brown hair looking EXACTLY like a young Luke Perry. Suddenly I'm all in on the teens playing younger versions of their parents????

KJ Apa as Young Fred Andrews On Riverdale
Picture: @kjapa via Instagram/FOX

It also looks like we're going to be finding out the location of everyone's Serpent tattoos this season too. Both Vanessa Morgan and Skeet Ulrich have now shared snaps of their previously unseen ink on Instagram.

Both Toni and FP's tattoos are on the same side of their ribs but it looks like FP has his own vintage version of the iconic tat. Don't know about you, but we can't wait to see the scene in which we get a glimpse of it for the first time, in all its serpenty glory... 👀

Toni Topaz FP Jones Serpent Tattoo Riverdale
Picture: @vanessamorgan/@skeetme1 via Instagram

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: FALICE ARE INDEED BACK ON THEIR BULLSHIT. Skeet, Mädchen Amick and known Falice stan Marisol Nichols all shared bts pics on Instagram during the filming for what looks like Archie's court trial.

Mädchen also teased a new rock on Alice's ring finger but what could it be? Bearing in mind that FP is still married (ugh, such a shame) it doesn't look like it's an engagement ring from him... unless they're tricking us with another dream sequence, of course. The rock looks like a crystal - could it something to do with the "new age healing guru" that's supposedly helping Alice cope with the events of the end of season 2? Probably, tbh.

Riverdale Behind The Scenes FP and Alice
Picture: Skeet Ulrich/Mädchen Amick/Marisol Nichols via Instagram

The first thing you see when entering heaven’s gate

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The entire cast, including the beloved Pop Tate, were present for the shooting of the courtroom scene. Robin Givens (who plays Sierra McCoy) shared this snap of herself, Molly Ringwald (Mary Andrews) and Penelope Ann Miller who has joined the cast in an unconfirmed role.

She captioned the picture with "Mommies hard at work!" leading many to suspect that she's either been cast as Jughead's mum, Kevin's mum or the mother of the victim Cassidy Bullock. (Or, maybe she's just referring to the fact that they're all mums IRL?!)

Mommies hard at work! #riverdale @penelopeannmiller @mollyringwald

A post shared by Robin Givens (@robin.givens) on


Cheryl's duties as a member of the Serpents look to be in full swing. Madelaine Petsch has been on Instagram stories shooting scenes with Vanessa Morgan (Toni Topaz), Jordan Connor (Sweet Pea) and Drew Tanner (Fangs). And yes, the red leather jacket is finally getting the screen time it deserves.

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Camila Mendes shared a video of a shirtless KJ Apa in the make up trailer, who appears to be seconds away from getting a Southside Serpent tattoo transferred onto his body. Ummm, is Archie about to join the newly crowned Serpent King Jughead in the gang? If this is true, then it's all FP's fault... handing over a gang to bunch of 16-year-olds. SMH.


KJ was also spotted shooting a scene on location with the tattoo on his right shoulder. Fans have speculated that it could be another dream sequence...


The Hot DILFs of Riverdale™ are also back on the scene, all suited and booted for what is presumably Archie's court case?!


The iconic Riverdale sign also looks to have been vandalised. Is it a plot line within the third season or is it something to do with Netflix's Sabrina, which is also currently shooting in Vancouver? That 'Friday the 13th' caption from show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa looks a little suspicious...

Happy Friday the 13th from #Riverdale.

A post shared by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (@writerras) on


It also sounds like a spoiler might have leaked during one of KJ Apa's Instagram stories... In the background of the video below from the table read, you can hear a voice mention something about a baby and then "Or once she collapses..." Is someone collapsing?! WHO IS COLLAPSING? Is it Polly? It sounds like it's someone who has a baby or is holding one... 👀


The first table read involved the majority of the main cast. Both Charles Melton and Luke Perry, who are also main cast members, were not present at the table read, presumably because they're currently both working on other projects.


The first episode of season three also looks like it will feature a huge pool party at the newly renovated Thornhill. All the younger cast members have been sharing snaps and videos from the location, dressed in bathrobes with bathing suits underneath.

This is an ad for bathrobes.

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The Cooper women are also back in business and it looks like Alice has already embraced Polly's spiritual 'farm' lifestyle thanks to her new wardrobe and considerably more laid-back hairstyle. Cult!Alice is rising, y'all...


Don't know what these three are up to but I desperately need to be part of it.

Dad Sandwich

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We'll update you with more as soon as we see them!