Raúl Castillo has landed a recurring role on the Riverdale TV show, which premieres on The CW in 2017. He played Richie on Looking, which was cancelled after two seasons on HBO. The Archie Comics-inspired series stars Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Casey Cott, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Sarah Habel.
Castillo debuts in Riverdale episode 1.05 as songwriter and Carson College visiting professor, Oscar. THR reports, “Oscar agrees to audition Archie in the hopes of possibly mentoring the aspiring singer-songwriter — but does Archie have true musical chops?”
Riverdale TV Series Premieres on The CW in 2017.
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom – and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music – not follow in his dad’s footsteps – despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him – certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats.
It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind – as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren’t the only thing holding her back.
When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie.
And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason?
Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows.
[excerpted from an earlier press release]
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale hails from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater executive produce.
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