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The CW Casts Archie and the Gang in Riverdale TV Show

Check out who is playing Archie and the rest of the characters in the upcoming show.

The new Riverdale series on the CW is coming together quickly. Recently, Luke Perry was cast as Archie's father. There has been a slew of casting announcements and still a few more to come, including a few major characters that have yet to be cast.

Most recently, Madelaine Petsch was cast as Cheryl Blossom, as well as KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, and Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy.

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As of this moment, here's who has been cast for the upcoming show:

  • KJ Apa: Archie Andrews
  • Luke Perry: Fred Andrews
  • Ashleigh Murray: Josie McCoy
  • Cole Sprouse: Jughead Jones
  • Lili Reinhart: Betty Cooper
  • Madelaine Petsch: Cheryl Blossom

Kevin Keller, Veronica, Reggie Mantle, and a few others have not been cast yet, but stay tuned for more casting news.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.