Riverdale (2017 TV series)
by Archie Comics
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||The CW|
Riverdale is an upcoming American teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics. It has been ordered to series at The CW and is scheduled to air during the 2016–17 television season, coinciding with the Archie character's 75th anniversary. The pilot is set to premiere on January 26, 2017 and is written by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive produced by Greg Berlanti.
- K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews – "An intense, conflicted teen, a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped up over the summer working construction and is 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." Apa was cast in the role on February 24, 2016 after a four-month worldwide talent search.
- Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones – "A philosophically bent heartthrob who was once the best friend of Archie, who is still dealing with the rift that came between them." Sprouse was cast in the role on February 9, 2016.
- 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." Mendes was cast in the role on February 26, 2016.
- 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." Reinhart was cast in the role on February 9, 2016.
- Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom – "A rich, entitled, and manipulative girl who recently lost her twin brother in a mysterious accident." Petsch was cast in the role on February 24, 2016.
- Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy – "A gorgeous, snooty, and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats." Murray was cast in the role on February 24, 2016.
- Luke Perry as Fred Andrews – "Archie's father, who owns a construction firm that he hopes his son will take over one day." Perry was cast on February 24, 2016.
- Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle – "Archie's long-time nemesis & town prankster." Butler was cast on March 9, 2016.
- Casey Cott as Kevin Keller – "A popular high school student who's openly gay." Cott was the last major cast member to be cast on March 12, 2016.
- Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge – "Veronica's mother." Nichols was cast in the role on March 3, 2016.
- 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." Amick was cast in the role on March 4, 2016.
- 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)." Olivia was cast in the role on March 16, 2016
- Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason – "Archie's jock friend." Kearsley was cast on March 9, 2016.
- Daniel Yang as Dilton Doiley – "The smartest kid in town." Yang was cast on March 9, 2016
- Irie Hayleau as Valerie Brown – "The songwriter, bassist, and backup vocalist for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats." Hayleau was cast on March 9, 2016
- Ashanti Bromfield as Melody Valentine – "The drummer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats." Bromfield was cast on March 9, 2016
- 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 the leader of the Southside Serpents – The leader of a gang of criminals that live and operate on the fringes of Riverdale. He also has a mysterious connection to Jughead. Ulrich will make his debut in the fourth episode.
- 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. Castillo will make his debut in the fifth episode.
- 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.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Chapter One: The River's Edge"||Lee Toland Krieger||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||January 26, 2017||T13.20301||TBD|
|2||"Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil"||TBA||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||TBA||T13.20302||TBD|
|3||"Chapter Three: Body Double"||TBA||Yolonda E. Lawrence||TBA||T13.20303||TBD|
|4||"Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show"||TBA||Michael Grassi||TBA||T13.20304||TBD|
Riverdale was originally in development at Fox, with the network landing the project in 2014 with a script deal plus penalty. However, Fox did not go forward with the project. The show's development was then moved to The CW in 2015. The CW officially ordered a pilot on January 29, 2016. The pilot began filming on March 14 and ended on April 1. Production on the remaining 12 episodes of season one began September 7 in Vancouver.
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