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Riverdale is an American television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted to The CW by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Second Riverdale promo image

The second promotional image.

The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics. with KJ Apa playing the role of Archie Andrews, Charles Melton playing Reggie Mantle, Lili Reinhart as Betty CooperCamila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series' narrator. The cast also features Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom. Other characters in the series include Fred Andrews, Alice Cooper, FP Jones, and Hermione Lodge, the parents of Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica respectively.

The thirteen-episode first season premiered on January 26, 2017 to positive reviews, before concluding on May 11, 2017. On March 7, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a twenty-two-episode second season, which premiered on October 11, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, a spin-off series based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was ordered to series by Netflix with a two-season order.

Cast and characters[]


  • KJ Apa as Archibald "Archie" Andrews: An intense and conflicted teen, Archie is a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped up over the summer working at his father's construction business. He 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.
  • Lili Reinhart as Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper: A sweet, smart, eager-to-please and beautiful girl with a longtime 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.
  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge: A beautiful, sophisticated, confident, silver-tongued high school sophomore and former socialite. Veronica is the "new girl" in town and is eager for a fresh start. Veronica sees the move to Riverdale from New York as an opportunity to reinvent herself while making amends to redeem herself from the rich spoiled girl she once was. Humbled from her old ways in the past and from an embezzlement scandal involving her father, she and her mother have lost most of their status and wealth.
  • Cole Sprouse as Forsythe "Jughead" Jones III: A philosophically inclined social outcast who was once Archie's best friend, and who is still dealing with the rift that developed between them over the summer. His father is the leader of a local motorcycle gang called the Southside Serpents.
  • Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge: Veronica's mother, who has returned to Riverdale with her daughter in order to continue a deal established by Lodge Industries and to start an affair with Fred Andrews, following the recent incarceration of her husband Hiram Lodge.
  • Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom: A wealthy, entitled, and manipulative girl who recently lost her twin brother in a mysterious accident.
  • Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper: Polly and Betty's mother, who is the editor of the local paper. She is a controlling and demanding perfectionist who places exceedingly high expectations on her daughters.
  • Luke Perry as Frederick "Fred" Andrews: Archie's father, who owns a construction firm that he hopes his son will take over one day.
  • Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge: Veronica's father, who was recently incarcerated for illegal activities. Consuelos joined the cast for the second season after his character was only mentioned by name in season one.
  • Casey Cott as Kevin Keller: An openly gay high school student who is friends with Archie, Betty and Veronica. He is the son of Riverdale's sheriff. Cott was promoted to series regular in the second season.
  • Skeet Ulrich as Forsythe "F.P." Jones II: Jughead's estranged father and the leader of the Southside Serpents, a gang of criminals that live and operate on the fringes of Riverdale. Ulrich was promoted to series regular in the second season.
  • Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz: A bisexual member of the Southside Serpents, who befriends Jughead in season 2. Morgan was promoted to series regular in the third season.
  • Ross Bulter (season 1) and Charles Melton (season 2-) as Reginald "Reggie" Mantle: Archie's long-time friend and rival, a football player at Riverdale High and town prankster and hunkiest. Melton was promoted to series regular in the third season.
  • Ashleigh Murray as Josephine "Josie" McCoy: A striving, competitive, fierce, snooty, and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.


  • Martin Cummins as Tom Keller: The town's police sheriff and Kevin's father.
  • Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy: the Mayor of Riverdale and mother of Josie McCoy.
  • Nathalie Boltt as Penelope Blossom: Cheryl and Jason's mother.
  • Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper: Polly and Betty's father, and Alice Cooper's husband.
  • Colin Lawrence as Floyd Clayton: Chuck's father, and coach of Riverdale Bulldogs Football Team.
  • Peter James Bryant as Waldo Weatherbee: Riverdale High School's principal. 
  • Jordan Calloway as Chuck Clayton: A football-star jock at Riverdale High School with a reputation for being a player
  • Rob Raco as Joaquin DeSantos: The youngest member of the Southside Serpents, who finds himself tied between a romantic relationship with Kevin and the mystery of Jason Blossom's murder.
  • Asha Bromfield as Melody Valentine: The drummer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats.
  • Cody Kearsley as Marmaduke "Moose" Mason: Archie's bicurious jock friend who propositions Kevin.
  • Hayley Law as Valerie Brown: The songwriter, bassist, and backup vocalist for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats and Archie's ex-girlfriend.
  • Emilija Baranac as Midge Klump: Moose's girlfriend and member of Riverdale's cheerleading squad.
  • Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs: A victim of Chuck Clayton's slut-shaming who is also facing problems with her dad's condition due to Hiram Lodge.
  • Trevor Stines as Jason Blossom: Cheryl's twin brother, whose murder hangs over the town of Riverdale.
  • 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 Cheryl Blossom's best friends.
  • Caitlin Mitchell-Markovitch as Ginger Lopez: One of Cheryl's best friends.
  • Major Curda as Dilton Doiley: The leader of the town's troop of Ranger Scouts. Daniel Yang portrayed Dilton in the pilot.
  • Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper: Betty's older sister, and the daughter of Alice and Hal Cooper. She is pregnant with Jason Blossom's children.
  • Barclay Hope as Clifford Blossom: Cheryl and Jason's father.
  • Alvin Sanders as Pop Tate: The owner of the local diner; Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe.
  • Tom McBeath as Smithers: The Lodge family butler.
  • Adain Bradley as Trev Brown: Valerie's younger brother.
  • Hart Denton as Chic Cooper: Betty and Polly's long-lost older brother.                                                           
  • Sarah Habel as Geraldine Grundy: Riverdale High School's young music teacher, who had a sexual relationship with Archie over the summer.


  • This marks the second time that both The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats appear in live action form, having been in live action movies prior.