Obviously, it’s more than likely going to take all season to answer that question, but the list of suspects, for the time being, is pretty extensive.
Airing on the CW network weekly on Thursdays at 9 p.m., “Riverdale” is a modern take on the Archie Comics universe starring K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.
Cheryl Blossom – It was a possibility early on but Cheryl went from being too obvious of a choice to being too broken to be a suspect. Jason was her only form of stability at home and with him gone, she’s likely to go crazier as time goes on. But for the time being, she’s off the list.
Things have moved at a breakneck pace throughout the first season of The CW’s Riverdale, the network’s dark take on Archie Comics.With the murder of teenager Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) as …
Someone in Riverdale has the motive and the means to have killed Jason, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it by the end of season 1. Here are six suspects to consider. 6.
As for Chock’lit Shoppe proprietor Pop Tate, Archie’s dad Fred Andrews, Riverdale High football Coach Clayton, and Smithers, the Lodges’ loyal butler, there is as of yet no reason to suspect any of them had reason to hate Jason Blossom and precipitated his murder.
Likelihood: 2/5 Jason Blossom heads Hiram Lodge Facing charges of fraud and embezzlement, the Lodge family patriarch was locked up well before the events of Riverdale began.
Cliff was the husband of Penelope Blossom, as well as the father of Cheryl Blossom and the late Jason Blossom. He was also the late grandfather Clifford «Cliff» Cochrane Blossom was a recurring character on The CW’s Riverdale and the main antagonist of Season 1.
Events in Riverdale steeped up a notch in last week’s episode, «Heart of Darkness,» when Betty Cooper realized that her dad, Hal, could be responsible for the murder of Jason Blossom. Her conclusion came after Hal’s revelation that his grandfather had been murdered by grandfather Blossom, and that Jason had broken off his engagement with Betty’s sister, Polly.
Jason Blossom’s Killer was a previously anonymous character responsible for the murder of Jason Blossom on July 11th, and the main antagonist of the first season. Jason was thought to have drowned after an early morning boat ride with his sister Cheryl Blossom on July 4th.
Actor: Barclay Hope
And just from the looks of the series opener, the list of suspects reaches into every corner of this iconic, but maybe not-so-idyllic small town. Here are TV Insider’s primary people of interest.