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Riverdale Poster Serves Up Malted Milkshakes With a Side of Murder

On its surface, the town of Riverdale seems like a great place to visit — that is, if you can survive the trip.

The CW on Thursday released the official poster for its upcoming Archie Comics drama — premiering Jan. 26 at 9/8c — and much like the show itself, it’s a perfect marriage of Americana and American crime:

Riverdale Poster

The poster finds Archie (played by newcomer KJ Apa) seated across from Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) in an old-school diner. And if that not-so-subtle hint at a lust triangle isn’t enough for you, there are also a few supporting players looking in from the outside: Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch).

And then, of course, there’s that tagline: “A great place to get away with it all.” Could one of the clean-cut “teens” pictured in this poster also be — gasp — a killer?!

Take a good, long look at the poster above, then drop a comment with your thoughts on Riverdale below: Will you be watching?