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Archie goes to court – and is totally shredded – in new Riverdale Season 3 pics

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Sep 13, 2018, 5:18 PM EDT

With the second season of Riverdale ending with Archie (KJ Apa) being sent to jail after being framed for murder, he’s now going to court in the Season 3 premiere. At least, that’s what the new promotional photos The CW released seem to be showing. 

Not surprisingly, half the pictures of the season premiere – “Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day” – show Archie and others in court. The other half show Archie and the gang out camping. And one reminds us all just how shredded Apa is. 

These photos follow the release of some early footage for Riverdale's third season at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, and the release of a new promo last month.

None of the pictures show the other dangling plot threads from Season 2, such as Jughead (Cole Sprouse) becoming the new Serpent King, Betty (Lili Reinhart) coming to terms with her father’s dark past, Veronica (Camila Mendes) taking over Pop's, and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) joining the Serpents (to say nothing of that WTF masked whatever-it-is with horns and wings made of branches in the promo video). But we’re reasonably confident that all those plotlines will be dealt with in due time. And by “in due time,” we of course mean, “at the show’s typical breakneck pace.”

Check out the photos below. And of course, check out the six-pack on Archie. 

Riverdale returns for its third season on October 10 on The CW.