‘Riverdale’ Sets ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ for Season 4 Musical Episode (PHOTO)
Ready for Riverdale to get musical again?
The CW drama is tackling Hedwig and the Angry Inch for its Season 4 musical episode, airing Wednesday, April 8.
After what happened with Carrie and Heathers — memorable music productions for all the wrong reasons — Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) decides to bring back the tradition of a Variety Show at Riverdale High. “But when Mr. Honey forbids him from performing a number from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kevin and our gang rallies against their principal — by each performing a number from Hedwig, turning the Variety Show into a full-fledged musical that, as always, reflects our characters’ inner lives and struggles,” according to the episode description.
There will, of course, be plenty of drama, as well as a forbidden showmance.
“Musical episodes have become a yearly tradition on Riverdale, but this year, we wanted to try something different,” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. “When we heard that Stephen Trask was a fan of Riverdale, we thought — is there a way we can do Hedwig and still have it tie into the stories we’re telling?
“Doing a deep dive, we figured out a cool way to use classic songs like ‘Wicked Little Town’ and ‘Midnight Radio’ that made total sense and are just amazing and iconic. And bonus, Hedwig is literally Cole’s favorite musical!”
Riverdale‘s previous musical episodes were Season 2’s “Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember” and Season 3’s “Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun.” After sitting out on the musical aspects of the first, Cole Sprouse sang in the second.
Riverdale, Wednesdays, 8/7c, The CW