After presenting Carrie, Riverdale High is poised to put on another musical replete with murderous teens. The current third season of the CW series Riverdale will feature an episode revolving around Heathers: The Musical, airing March 20, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Like last season's Carrie, Kevin Keller (played by Casey Cott) will direct the school production, which will feature Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as Veronica Sawyer, Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) as Heather Chandler, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) as Heather McNamara, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) as Heather Duke, and Sweet Pea (Jordan Connor) as J.D.
“Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie. This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said. “Heathers: The Musical is big fun, with great roles for the Riverdale kids,” said executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. He's not wrong, considering just this season the teens have been up against a death-ridden cult, grape-flavored cyanide, and an underground youth prison fight club.
The Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy musical, based on the 1989 dark comedy, opened Off-Broadway in 2014 and quickly garnered an enthusiastic following online. A reworked version played London's The Other Palace last year before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End.
The series is no stranger to working show tunes into its script, even beyond the high school musical plot lines. Past episodes have featured performances of such songs as "Anything Goes" and Rent's "Out Tonight."