New ‘Riverdale’ Episode Title Confirms Show Is Headed Toward Darker Direction In Season 2

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If you were hoping for a happy, upbeat storyline from Riverdale’s second season, you’re going to be very disappointed. On Thursday (June 29), another episode title for upcoming second season of The CW series was released, and it confirms that Riverdale is changing things up in a big way when it returns by going much darker.

Okay, we know what you’re thinking, Riverdale is a dark series already, but it’s going to get even more intense based on the newest title for season 2, episode 4, which was unveiled by creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Twitter.

“Dark Season Two of #Riverdale continues, and Gang, NO ONE is ready for episode four… ” Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted alongside a script cover.

The title for this episode is “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” and if we’re being honest, everyone in Riverdale should dread sundown, especially after the season 1 finale.

During MCM Comic Con in London earlier this spring, KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andrews, also teased that his character is going to be forever changed by the incident (no spoilers here!) at the end of season one. “I’m really excited to explore a different side of Archie that we haven’t really seen yet, a darker side,” Apa revealed to reporters at the event via Mirror UK. “[The event] It kinda shakes things up for him for sure. Things start to get pretty gnarly.”

As Screen Rant points out, “The Town That Dreaded Sundwon” is also the name of a 1976 horror film — and it’s not the only season 2 title inspired by scary films of yore. Aguirre-Sacasa previously announced that episode 2 of the new season is titled, “Nighthawks,” and episode 3 is “The Watcher in the Woods,” which gets its title from a horror film from 1980.

Are you ready for a darker version of Riverdale?

Riverdale returns for its second season on October 11, 2017 on The CW.