When The CW's "Riverdale" left viewers last month, one thing was clear: Fred Andrews' (Luke Perry) life was hanging by a thread. While some assume that he's already gone -- given the recent comments made by series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about Archie (KJ Apa) being like Bruce Wayne -- some still hold out hope for Fred and have taken to social media to share the hashtag #PrayforFred.

One theory that's currently making the rounds on the internet is that Fred is truly dead, as evidenced by the recent table read for "Riverdale" season 2, where Perry was not present.

A photo shared by Mädchen Amick, who plays Alice Cooper on the show, showed the entire cast at the table read -- with Perry noticeably absent -- on June 21. However, Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermione Lodge, also posted a photo on Instagram, sharing a snap of herself with Cole Spouse and Perry, giving fans hope that Fred survived the shooting.

Mädchen Amick on the mutual love they have for each other

Mädchen Amick recently opened up about her role as the controlling Cooper matriarch, telling Collider that the production was "one of those special combinations of personalities and very talented actors" that were truly a joy to work with.

She admitted that every single person on the show is "very excited to be a part of it and they’re passionate about it," which is why she is reminded of "Twin Peaks," an early '90s show in which she played Shelly Johnson. So, what's to come for Alice Cooper in "Riverdale" season 2?

New 'threat' on 'Riverdale'

Mädchen Amick teased that "Riverdale" season 2 will be "an even better season" than its debut run.

Screenrant reported that there will be "a new looming threat" that will arrive. She didn't specify, but this may hint at the arrival of Hiram Lodge, played by Mark Consuelos.

Alice Cooper is an 'ice queen'

There's a lot to be said about the controlling Cooper matriarch, magnificently played by Mädchen Amick. In "Riverdale" season 2, it would be interesting to see where her craziness will take her. Amick told Collider that she and series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa agreed to push her character: "We really pushed [Alice] to her limit of being the villain and loving to hate her." In the sophomore season of the series, viewers will discover the "insecurity and damage" that makes Alice an "ice queen."

"Riverdale" season 2 premieres on October 11 at 8 p.m.

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