Dylan McKay is going to Riverdale. Deadline reports Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, KJ Apa, and Ashleigh Murray have been cast in The CW’s Archie comics pilot, Riverdale.
From producer Greg Berlanti and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the new Archie series is envisioned as an edgier update of the classic comic book characters.
Apa has been cast in the lead role as Archie Andrews, “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.”
Murray will join Apa as Josie, lead singer of the band Josie and the Pussycats. Perry, of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame, has been cast as Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews, the owner of a construction firm. Petsch joins the pilot as rich girl Cheryl Blossom.
Earlier, we reported that both Betty and Jughead have also been cast in Riverdale.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Archie comics? Would you watch Riverdale?
From what I can see it’s going to be present time . The original was set in the forties and was a cartoon strip that was inspired by the Andy Hardy series.
I think it would have been great to have it set in the 40’s running around in their
jalopies saying Gollee, gee wilickers .
Another poor girl that’s gonna be hated on and bad mouthed because this industry won’t find characters for that already exist or create original characters. CW loves doing this just like on TVD where Bonnie was hated on because you know why. Sad. Diversity could have been handled so much better. Hope she’s ready for it because people are cruel.