Lili Reinhart is unrecognizable as young Alice in these Riverdale flashback pics
The ’90s are officially alive in Riverdale. At long last, the first photos from the much-anticipated Riverdale flashback episode are here—which means we’ll get to see the likes of Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, and KJ Apa playing their parents in high school. Entertainment Weekly blessed us with the first look on October 16th.
The episode will take us back to the early ’90s, when the current leaders, crime overlords, and hot dads of Riverdale were still only teens. The ep will also apparently intersect with the latest set of murders plaguing the town in present-day. But perhaps the most striking part of the recently-released photos? Getting to see a young Alice Cooper (played by Reinhart) in her Southside Serpent days. Betty Cooper’s high pony is nowhere in sight as Reinhart channels her inner badass, wearing long curls, smoky makeup, and a lot of attitude.
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The episode also entails KJ Apa shedding his iconic red hair for Fred Andrews’ dark brown hue (and since the episode takes place in the early ’90s, it only makes sense that Apa looks peak Beverly Hills, 90210-era Luke Perry). The flashback pics also feature FP Jones (played by Sprouse) wearing a letterman jacket.
The episode, which is called “The Midnight Club,” pays tribute to The Breakfast Club, with Anthony Michael Hall—who played Brian Johnson in the 1985 teen classic—guest starring as Principal Featherhead.
Riverdale‘s ’90s flashback ep is slated to air on November 7th, and we can’t wait.