Riverdale will have a gay relationship next season

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Cole Sprouse, Casey Cott and Ashleigh Murray speak onstage at the "Riverdale" special video presentation and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Riverdale fans can look forward to a gay relationship next season, stars of the show have revealed.

Last season, The CW’s dark show about Archie Comics characters saw Cheryl Blossom come out as bisexual in an emotional scene with prominent bisexual lighting, opening up to Toni Topaz – who came out as bi earlier in the season – before the pair got together.

The finale also saw Kevin Keller and Moose Mason kiss passionately in the school bathroom, and it seems like the two students are finally ready to make their on-off relationship official – though there’s a catch.

The relationship is “complicated” (netflix/riverdale)

Casey Cott, who plays Kevin, told TVLine: “We are dating in season three.

“So it’s fun to start off with that and explore that with Moose. It’ll be fun.

“I had my first kissing scene of the season, and it was in the hallway at school,” he added, alluding to the fact that the cast has already shot one episode of the new season.

Cott spills the beans (tvline/youtube)

But Cott revealed that despite this positive development, Kevin will have to wait a bit longer to be truly happy.

“He pushes me off because he’s still closeted, but it’s still a kiss, and it goes well,” said the actor, admitting: “It’s a complicated relationship.”

Last season, the showrunners sent Cheryl to receive gay ‘cure’ therapy at the sinister Sisters of Quiet Mercy, where the head cheerleader was told she would be purged of “all those naughty demons – the ones making you think such awful, unnatural thoughts.”

Cheryl at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy (Netflix)

She escaped the next week with Toni’s help – though not before the two shared a wonderful first kiss.

KJ Apa, who plays heartthrob Archie Andrews on the show, said in June that he would enjoy being part of a gay storyline, telling attendees of Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne: “Love it, let’s go!”

And this wasn’t the first time that Apa had spoken out in favour of LGBT rights and representation.

The 20-year-old actor, who comes from New Zealand, hit out at Australian rugby star Israel Folau for saying that gay people will go to hell “unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.”

Madelaine Petsch, KJ Apa and Camila Mendes (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

Below a screenshot of Folau’s comment, Apa wrote: “Very disappointing comments..our role as Christians is to LOVE not Judge.

“What gives you the right to condemn? Are you perfect?”

Toni and Cheryl are among several prominent TV characters to reveal their bisexuality in the past two years, including Darryl Whitefeather on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Rosa Diaz and Adam on Jane The Virgin.

Rosa came out last year (Fox)

And earlier this year, Freeform launched Siren, a programme about a bisexual mermaid called Ryn who appears in a small fishing town and starts laying waste to its inhabitants and their relationships.

Watch Cott talk about Kevin and Moose here: