Archie Comics enters TV and while the show is much better than the really horrible TV movie, it’s a dark ‘subversive’ take on the world. Everyone has hidden secrets and blah blah blah.
It’s hard to say what it will become. They kept gay Kevin Keller, but Jughead is no longer asexual (or perhaps is not yet asexual), and the very first episode gave us a faux-lesbian kiss with Betty and Veronica. Basically the whole show is “too soon to tell.”
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.