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Chrissy Maroon Shares What It's Like To Be A Writer On 'Riverdale'

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Chrissy Maroon Shares What It's Like To Be A Writer On 'Riverdale'

As real as the love triangles, teen angst, and epic highs and lows of high school football feel on Riverdale, alas, it's not. Riverdale is the brainchild of a room of writers, who, yes, conjured up Bughead (not exactly a canon ship in the Archie Comics upon which the show is based) and had Archie fight both a bear and a man in a bear suit. Via our exclusive event on Clubhouse, The Dipp and @nocontextrvd's Macy Jones chatted with Riverdale writer Chrissy Maroon about what it's really like to be one of the brains in the Riverdale writers' room and, honestly? It sounds ridiculously fun.

As Maroon explained to Clubhouse listeners, her job wasn't just about crafting the latest drama for Archie and the gang to figure out — it was also about finding ways to put the greater world of the Archie Comics television universe together.

"One of the best parts of working on Riverdale is that we also had [The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina] and Katy Keene's [writers rooms] in the same offices as us. Every time there was a new Sabrina [season] or a new Katy Keene episode, we would watch it together," she explained. "I love Sabrina and Katy Keene and I would try so hard to get any sort of Easter egg in [Riverdale]. It's so fun to see the shows touching hands and mentioning each other."

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