Riverdale season 2: What is Madchen Amick’s “new looming threat”?


Riverdale season 2 has started filming, and actress Madchen Amick has now mentioned a “new looming threat” for the sophomore effort. What is it?

Riverdale‘s second season is now shooting, with photos of stars like Camila Mendes, K.J. Apa, and yes, even Cole Sprouse with his ridiculous-in-a-good-way hair popping up on Twitter over the past few days. Although her photo hasn’t appeared on Twitter just yet, Madchen Amick recently spoke to Collider. She may have focused on Twin Peaks, but Riverdale fans have a few pieces of information to pick apart as well.

In particular, she got to talk a little bit about where season 2 will end up. With actual scripts now in existence, she’s likely a bit more in the know and not just speculating.

That rings especially true considering this:

"“There’s a new looming threat that’s gonna be showing up in Riverdale for Season 2 that I think you’re gonna really enjoy.”"

Now, who or what is she referring to? The first and perhaps most obvious guess is Hiram Lodge, Veronica’s dad. All the indications, including from Roberto Aguire-Sacasa himself, are that Mr. Lodge, when he comes to town, is going to shake things up big-time. The parents of our teen heroes have played big parts in the series already, and with Skeet Ulrich (F.P. Jones) coming back as a series regular, that’s not going to change. (Even Amick acknowledges the importance of characters like her own Alice Cooper in the interview.)

But we already knew all of that about Mr. Lodge. The fact that Amick says that it’s “new” makes us think there’s a possibility that he’ll have to contend with something else for that all important screentime and attention of the fanbase. “Looming” makes us think it’s not going to be something like Jughead going full dark as a member of the Serpents (he does many things, including brooding, but looming just isn’t his speed).

Are the long-awaited and rumored supernatural elements finally going to come into play?

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Riverdale wasn’t afraid to get weird in its first season, and if they want to get weirder, it might be an appropriate action. That would certainly fit the bill of “new” and “looming”. For now, though, we’ll just have to wait, see, and keep a weather eye on Twitter.