We asked the Riverdale cast who the black hood killer is…

Spoilers ahead!

Season two of Riverdale is amping up, filled with even more murder and mystery than the first, and the big question we’re left with after the latest episodes is this: who is the hooded killer terrorising the town?

There have been countless fan theories and every single detail has been analysed; but while the speculation continues, we may still have a while until we find out the identity of the killer. There are, however, a few people who might have more of an idea than us avid viewers – and that’s the hit show’s cast.

We headed down to Pop’s Diner to ask the Riverdale cast if they know who the black hood is…

Madelaine Petsch – Cheryl Blossom

Have you found out who the black hood is?

“I mean… they say we’ve found out, but I never trust the Riverdale writers. Anything’s possible in Riverdale. I think it’d be interesting if it wasn’t one of the men, even though the black hood has facial hair. I think it’d be really interesting if Cheryl slapped on some fake facial hair and was going around doing whatever. Realistically, I think it’s somebody who’s been in the show but isn’t a huge character… I kinda wanted it to be Hal Cooper? Maybe it’s Hal Cooper. Maybe that’s too on the nose though, TBD.”

Camila Mendes – Veronica Lodge

Do you know who the black hood is, and were you surprised when you found out?

“I think I do, but I don’t know if I believe it. But I think I do!”

Was it a twist when you read the script?

“Yeah, but I’m not convinced.”

Lili Reinhart – Betty Cooper

Do you know who the black hood is?

“No, I don’t.”

Do you take time speculating with the other cast members?

“No! And even in season one I didn’t try and figure out who killed Jason Blossom, I was like, “Well, I’m gunna get it wrong, so I won’t even try.” I don’t feel the need to even think about it – I let Betty do the sleuthing herself… I’m sure I could find out if I really wanted to, by snooping around with a writer, but it’s like I don’t want to know, I want to be surprised!”

Cole Sprouse – Jughead Jones

Do you know who the black hood is? And if so were you surprised?

“It’s Jughead, for sure. I’m the killer. I was the killer in season one too… I have my suspicions about the killer, but I feel like I’ve exercised so many theories at this point that I don’t even think it’s one person any more.”

Do you read into the fan theories online?

“A little bit, I try not to start complicating our own complicated world with additional fan fiction; but I’ve read a little bit. Who do you think?”

Keller maybe?

“I think that’s super face value. I think like a good Scooby Doo mystery, you’re going to pull the mask off and there’s going to be another mask underneath.”

Mädchen Amick – Alice Cooper

Do you know who the black hood is?

“There’s a theory going around in the cast, that I’m not going to say, and I just hope it’s not true! I don’t really have an opinion…”

Robin Givens – Mayor Sierra McCoy

Do you know who the black hood is?

“No, no, I don’t know anything!”

Mark Consuelos – Hiram Lodge

Where you surprised when you found out who the black hood was?

“You know… I’m always surprised! I think I’ve only guessed one thing, and when I told Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale’s showrunner] about it he just looked at me and was like, ‘you don’t know that’. It wasn’t [the identity of the black hood], it was something else, something trivial, but I guessed it, and I was so excited, because I finally solved something that was not even slightly important. Yeah, I think everyone is going to be surprised!”