American teen drama series, Riverdale, based off the characters from the Archie Comics, takes on the musical adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie in its newest episode.
The show will take a more fun and lighter approach for the episode, as opposed to the full range of self loathing horror in Stephen King’s novel, despite the obvious dark themes surrounding Riverdale in itself, under the seeming perfect exterior facade, instead they will both compliment each other.
“I think it’s gonna be a breath of fresh air, honestly,” Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones in the show, told E! News. “Because our show is really intense and it can be kind of debilitating in terms of how heavy things get for these characters, and here’s an episode where everyone’s jovial for a moment in time and it’s fun, and we still manage to take ’em back down.”
However, as fun as the episode is meant to be, it will take another dark turn at the end. But it’s Riverdale, so what do you expect? Nothing is ever sunshine and rainbows for very long.
“This whole episode is so fun, and then at the very end, it gets dark again to kind of remind you what kind of show we are,” Camila Mendes (aka Veronica Lodge) explains, before slipping out some serious heartbreak on top of that. “We’re breaking it, we’re stepping on it, we’re spitting on it, we’re kicking it aside, we’re burning it.”
The episode’s theme will be a bit like a documentary filmed by Jughead of Riverdale High, putting on a musical while dealing with plenty of off-stage drama. However, in terms of singing, Jughead is one of the few main characters who will not sing in the episode, preferable to Cole Sprouse, who said last year that he had no interest to be involved in a musical episode. Rather befitting for his character, don’t you think? Fortunately, Jughead is not a very musical character, and the show’s writers were able to come up with a version that didn’t involve the actor having to sing at all. Phew!
As for the production of Carrie – yes, there will be blood, as promised by Madelaine Petsch (aka Cheryl Blossom, playing as Carrie) so you can probably expect all that blood to come pouring down the head of somebody on stage, right?
So it looks like Cheryl Blossom will be the bullied one and then be covered in pigs blood for ridicule. Or will she?
Cheryl said, “There’s some blood. A lot of blood. A lot of blood. You’re gonna feel bad for whoever the blood is on.”
If you’re a fan of the show, are you looking forward to the shows own production of Carrie? Or do you think it’s bordering on the unoriginal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
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