"Riverdale" Season 2 premieres next week and with it comes the return of the Queen B herself, Cheryl Blossom. In the first season of the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-created series, viewers saw as Cheryl struggled with the murder of her twin brother, Jason. She wasn't really fully accepted at school because she was kind of a jerk towards her classmates, but ultimately, she seemed to sort of find a place amongst Archie's gang. In the sophomore season, Cheryl will find that she does have friends in Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, and she will go on a journey to rebuild herself following the traumatic events of the first season.

Here's what actress Madelaine Petsch had to say about her character development in the upcoming season.

How Cheryl will redeem herself

When "Riverdale" Season 2 begins next week, viewers will see how Cheryl will make strides to "take her life back," as explained by actress Madelaine Petsch to Teen Vogue (via Comic Book). The 23-year old actress who plays Cheryl on the show explained that Cheryl needed to "take the power away from her mother," who by the way is one scheming, secretive woman. A big part of her storyline this season is finally being independent of her controlling mother.

Cheryl to explore friendships

According to Madelaine Petsch, Cheryl is someone who "wants to be loved and she needs to be loved," despite her attitude and ways. In "Riverdale" Season 2, she won't be as tough on Archie and the gang anymore because she realizes that they're actually the people who are closest to her at school. In fact, Petsch hinted that while Cheryl will have some "huge things" happening this season, she'll also find that she will have Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead to lean on during those moments.

It's safe to say that she will finally show off the "vulnerable girl" that viewers got a glimpse of when she tried to drown herself in the lake during last season's finale.

A possible boyfriend for Cheryl

Madelaine Petsch hinted that in the upcoming "Riverdale" Season 2, Cheryl might finally find a boyfriend. While she didn't give any more details, it's safe to assume that it isn't Archie or Jughead.

Would it be possible that she would begin dating Betty's half-brother, Chic? Viewers will have to tune in this Wednesday, October 11 at 8 PM on The CW to find out how Cheryl will redeem herself and find friends in the Riverdale crew. The series is created and executively produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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