The CW teen drama Riverdale has done a musical episode the past two seasons and for Season 4, the call is Hedgwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Kevin (Casey Cott) in the title role and should be a lot of fun. It airs Wednesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Riverdale live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of Riverdale on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most new episodes up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
The CW (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Riverdale live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include the CW (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch Riverdale live on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Musical Episode Preview
On Riverdale episode “Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town,” the kids of Riverdale high are attempting “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which is quite a bold move after the disasters that were “Carrie: The Musical” in season two, where Midge (Emilija Baranac) was murdered during the actual performance, and “Heathers: The Musical” in season three, where Edgar Evernever (Chad Michael Murray) and his creepy farmies showed up at the performance.
But surely “Hedwig” will go off without a hitch… LOL. Of course it won’t, this is Riverdale.
The episode description teases, “After the previous debacles of “Carrie: The Musical” and “Heathers: The Musical,” Kevin (Cott) decides to revive Riverdale High’s tradition of hosting a variety show. But when Mr. Honey (guest star Kerr Smith) forbids him from performing a number from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Kevin and the gang rally against their principal – each by performing a number from “Hedwig,” turning the variety show into a full-fledged musical that reflects the students’ inner lives and struggles. And amidst all the drama, one forbidden ‘showmance’ begins to blossom.”
In an interview with TVLine ahead of the episode, Cott, who is taking center stage in this massive episode, says, “There’s been a lot brewing with Kevin this season, and I think it’s kind of bubbled to a brim where we can’t help but have him explode. It was really fun in this episode watching Kevin own it and go for it and stop apologizing and just really show up. I think it’s going to be a great launch pad for Kevin in the future.”
For those who are unfamiliar with the musical, “Hedgwig and the Angry Inch” is about a rock musical about a genderqueer singer in a fictional rock and roll band that is heavily influenced by the glam rock of the 1970s, a la David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona. With that comes some extravagant costumes and makeup, which Cott says was a big undertaking but also a huge part of the fun of doing the episode.
“The hair and makeup was two and a half hours, usually starting with the makeup, which was crazy. I learned how to sit still for the first time. And then the wig, we’d chuck on, which took a bit, too,” says Cott, adding, “The wig is actually the wig from the Hedwig movie that John Cameron Mitchell wore, so that’s pretty cool.”
Cott also teases this “forbidden ‘showmance'” from the episode description, saying, “I kind of like the idea of Archie and Betty getting together. They haven’t been able to explore that. I think it’d probably be more of an Archie characteristic to be in love with Betty for his whole life and then they end up being together, than a Betty characteristic. It seems like there’s a lot more darkness, a lot more curiosity [to her]. So it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.”
The Riverdale musical episode airs Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.