First Look at New Archie Inspired TV Show Series Riverdale
Riverdale is an upcoming drama series based on the characters by Archie Comics. It has been ordered to series by The CW, the series is written by Archie Comics‘ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Greg Berlanti and is expected to air on January 26th, 2017, coinciding with the Archie character’s 75th anniversary. Ok, let’s learn a little more about the cast of Riverdale
The Main Cast
• K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews – “An intense, conflicted teen, a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped over the summer working construction and now juggling the interest of several girls, as well as trying to balance his passion for writing and performing music – against the wishes of his father and his football coach.”
• Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones – “A Philosophical bent heart-throb who was once the best friend of Archie, who is still dealing with the rift that came between them.”
• Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge – “An intelligent, confident, silver-tongued high school sophomore. Veronica returns to Riverdale from New York, eager to reinvent herself after a scandal involving her father.”
• Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper – “A sweet, smart, eager-to-please and wholesome girl with a long time crush on her best friend, Archie. She is tired of being the perfect daughter, student, sister, etc., so she turns to her new friend, Veronica, for life advice—much to the consternation of her emotionally brittle mother.”
• Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom – “A rich, entitled, and manipulative girl who recently lost her twin brother in a mysterious accident.”
• Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy – “A gorgeous, snooty, and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.”
• Luke Perry as Fred Andrews – “Archie’s father, who owns a construction firm that he hopes his son will take over one day.”
• Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle – “Archie’s long-time nemesis & town prankster.”
• Casey Cott as Kevin Keller – “A popular high school student who’s openly gay.”
• Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge – “Veronica’s mother.”
The Recurring Cast
• Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper – “Betty’s mother, who is the editor of the local paper. She is a perfectionist who places exceedingly high expectations on her daughter.”
• Olivia Ryan Stern as Tina Patel – “The super-smart little sister of Archie Comics character Raj Patel, Tina has been described as an Indian Veronica. Tina is one of Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom’s best friends (along with Ginger Lopez).”
• Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason – “Archie’s jock friend.”
• Daniel Yang and Major Curda as Dilton Doiley – “The smartest kid in town.”
• Irie Hayleau as Valerie Brown – “The songwriter, bassist, and backup vocalist for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.”
• Ashanti Bromfield as Melody Valentine – “The drummer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.”
• Sarah Habel as Ms Grundy – Riverdale High’s young music teacher who had a forbidden relationship with Archie.
• Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs – Ethel has a major crush on Jughead in the comics, but on Riverdale, Ethel will find herself in a romantic relationship with someone very different and will also be drawn into a friendship with Veronica and Betty after they team up for a revenge plot on Archie’s rival Reggie.
• Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy – Mayor of Riverdale and mother of Josie McCoy.
• Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones – The leader of the Southside Serpents, a gang of criminals that live and operate on the fringes of Riverdale. He also has a mysterious connection to Jughead.
• Raúl Castillo as Oscar – Oscar is a serious and successful songwriter from New York who is a visiting professor at Riverdale’s Carson College who agrees to audition Archie in the hopes of possibly mentoring the aspiring singer-songwriter.
• Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper – The older sister of Betty, and the daughter of Alice and Hal Cooper.
• Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper – The father of Betty and Polly, and the husband of Alice Cooper.
• Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews – The mother of Archie, who left two years ago to follow her dreams, but returns to Riverdale in her family’s hour of need. She not only reconnects with Archie and her husband, Fred but also her former high school friends Hermione and Alice.
• Jordan Calloway as Chuck Clayton
• Tom McBeath as Smithers – The butler for the Lodge family.
Members of the cast and the executive producers attended the San Diego Comic-Con where they premiered the first episode “Chapter One: The River’s Edge” Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, while exploring the surrealism of small town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. From what I have watched it looks really promising folks, definitely one to make on the calender. You can check out the latest trailers below
Riverdale will air on January 26th 2017 on The CW