When "Riverdale" debuted earlier this year on The CW, viewers were enamored by how dark and campy it was compared to the original comics that the teen drama series is based on. Themes such as murder and teen pregnancy were depicted in the show early on, forming a mystery about the sudden and very violent death of Jason Blossom in the small, sleepy town of Riverdale. The show was an instant success, and with "Riverdale" Season 2 coming up in the next fall TV season, fans are already anticipating how the series will resolve yet another cliffhanger: Fred Andrew's shooting.

So many questions still linger: Who shot Fred? More importantly, why?

Showrunner hints at what's to come

"Riverdale" season 2 showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, recently sat down with Vulture to discuss the future of the show and how it plans to resolve the massive cliffhanger it left viewers with during the first season finale. According to Aguirre-Sacasa, there will be some major character development happening with Archie, who is not only a witness to Fred's shooting, but whose life is directly impacted by such a horrible event. The showrunner even likened Archie to Bruce Wayne, whose parents were also famously murdered, bringing to life his desire to be a hero in Gotham City.

Aguirre-Sacasa explained that the event "completely changes [Archie] and it galvanizes him and gives him purpose."

Archie's character development in season 2

Fans of the show who have not been receptive to Archie can look forward to his character development in "Riverdale" season 2 now that his father's life hangs on a balance.

Back in season 1, many fans were quick to point out at how shallow Archie's issues were—stage fright, dating an older woman—compared to his peers' who were dealing with issues like homelessness, murder, mental instability, among others. The sophomore season of The CW show will not only give Archie an opportunity to redeem himself, but also gives him an avenue to truly showcase himself as a changed and more dimensional character.

Camila Mendes comments on Archie's character development

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's comments on how Archie is set to change in "Riverdale" season 2 echoes the same sentiments of Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica. She recently commented to Entertainment Weekly that the events of the finale will definitely "add a lot of edge...and some depth" to Archie. For those who would like to recount the first season, it is now streaming on Netflix.