Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Three More Cast Members Added to Live Action Archie Series, "Riverdale"
The casting news continues to reveal new members of The CW's 'Riverdale' gang based on the characters from the Archie Comics! Ross Butler will play Archie's rival Reggie Mantle, Daniel Yang has been cast as the brilliant Dilton Doiley, and Cody Kearsley will be portraying Riverdale's resident jock Moose Mason.
The news follows the casting of Archie (KJ Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Josie (Ashleigh Murray), Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols).
The one-hour drama will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers.
The live-action series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones.
Popular gay character Kevin Keller will also play a pivotal role. In addition to the core cast, “Riverdale” will introduce other characters from Archie Comics’ expansive library, including Josie and the Pussycats.
For more information about “Riverdale”, visit the official Archie Comics website.