Who is the Sugar Man on Riverdale? He'll Appear in Season 2

 

The internet freaked out yesterday when a second teaser trailer for the upcoming sophomore season of Riverdale dropped online. Fans of Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead were treated to an ultra-fast paced look at the second season, which included a locked and loaded Archie, a steamy shower scene, and plenty of ~*~DrAmA~*~ to go around. While the trailer is definitely getting us super excited to revisit our favorite (and most dysfunctional TBH) fictional town, Riverdale's creator was dropping spoilers of his own on Twitter. 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a creepy drawing on his Twitter account on Thursday that depicts Cheryl and Jason Blossom as children outside Thorn Hill. So, what's so creepy about a kid's drawing? Well, Cheryl and Jason weren't alone. They were accompanied by a frightening looking figure dubbed "Sugarman." If that didn't send shivers down your spine, check out the picture below. From what we know about the Blossom family after season 1 -  (incest? Sure. Secret drug business disguised as a maple syrup empire? Of course!) -  nothing is out of the realm of possibility. 

 

So, who is the Sugar Man? He's definitely not a friendly neighborhood vigilante if Aguirre-Sacasa's tweet is any indication. "Lock your doors, Riverdale," he captioned the creepy photo. "The Sugar Man is coming..." For many fans who have been obsessively following Archie Andrews long before his character found a modern-day home on the CW television network, they've been speculating whether or not the show would follow its comic book inspiration and turn supernatural. 

Aguirre-Sacasa isn't just Riverdale's creator, he's actually the writer, executive producer and Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, as well. He's most famous, in fact, for his Afterlife with Archie series, which followed Archie & CO during a zombie apocalypse. So, yeah, Aguiree-Sacas definitely isn't afraid of making things a little bit weird. Fans who loved this edition of Archie have been hoping the show would take this supernatural turn in it's season one finale. When that didn't happen, they looked to season two. With the introduction of Sugar Man, it looks like that might just happen.  

 

There was no Sugar Man in any iteration of the Archie comic series, so fans can't look to the source material for any clues. Riverdale season two will premiere in October, so one theory surrounding Sugar Man is that he will be heavily featured in the Halloween special. It seems like he will have a specific connection to the Blossom family. Perhaps we'll see Cheryl and Penelope Blossom face off against a supernatural boogeyman? Stranger (and worse) things have certainly happened to the Blossom family in Riverdale. (Cough, Clifford Blossom murdered his own teenage son Jason, cough.)

It looks like we'll have to wait until October 11 to find out who this Sugar Man really is. As for whether or not Riverdale will head in to supernatural territory, Aguirre-Sacata is remaining pretty tight lipped. The creator, though, did say it's within the realm of possibility for Sabrina Spellaman, aka Sabrine the Teenage Witch, to make an appearance on the show. Jughead's dad, FP Jones, was seen holding a copy of issue 1 of Chilling Adventures In Sorcery, which Sabrina narrates after all. And as we all know, Sabrina lives in Greendale...right across Sweetwater River from Riverdale. Is it October yet?

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