Riverdale fans last saw Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) wrongly accused of murder and the first instalment will deal with the fall out from his arrest.
Speaking about Archie’s fate, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased fans the storyline may not unfold in the way they want it to.
He explained: “Everyone is treating season three like it’s season one.
“We want this to be an edge-of-your-seat season, so we’re really excited.
“Unless you’re Archie, of course, who probably wouldn’t mind a little less drama.”
Roberto went on to tell Glamour.com: “We’ll definitely know Archie’s fate by the end of the episode.
“One thing we’re doing a little bit different this year is jumping in time – three months to be exact – so when we meet up with Archie, he’s mistrial.”
However, he remained tight-lipped on whether Archie would be heading to prison or not.
And it seems Archie’s situation will leave his relationship with Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) in jeopardy.
Roberto noted the pair will be “trying to hang on to each other” throughout the new season.
He explained: “Even though they could be heading towards rocks, they’re really clinging to each other because they feel so deeply for each other.”
She told Teen Vogue: “I don’t want to play Betty Cooper my whole life.
“I’m ready to play different characters.”
The actress also hinted she wanted to see the end of “Dark Betty”.
“I think it kind of became a mockery of itself,” she added.
“It was supposed to be this dark side of her that she wasn’t able to express otherwise, and it just became this weird sexual thing that people didn’t really understand.”
Meanwhile, the third run of the teen series will see the residents face a new villain in the form of the Gargoyle King.
He has simply been described as “someone who’s sort of tormenting Riverdale, especially the kids”.
Riverdale seasons 3 returns to CW on Wednesday 10 October and for UK viewers, Netflix on Thursday 11 October.