A member of the Riverdale crew is leaving. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ross Butler is leaving the CW TV show after one season.
Butler recurs as Reggie Mantle on the Archie Comics drama, which follows the residents of a small town in the aftermath of a mysterious murder. The TV show stars KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Casey Cott, and Madelaine Petsch. The CW has already renewed the series for a second season.
According to EW, Butler is leaving due to scheduling conflicts. His character will be recast for season two of Riverdale.
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine Butler’s schedule did not allow them to use Reggie more in season one. Butler also stars in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why:
We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked.”
What do you think? Do you watch Riverdale? Will you miss Butler? Who do you think should play Reggie?