All your favourite comic book characters from the fictional town of Riverdale will be making their live action debut during the 2016-17 television season via CW. Although much about "Riverdale" is still under wraps and there is not even a teaser or trailer yet, we know that the pilot I set to premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2016.
Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the writer of "Riverdale" and Greg Berlanti, who is the showrunner for popular comic book-inspired CW shows like "Arrow," "The Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow," will be the executive producer. Although Archie comic have mostly remained lighthearted and fun, the show is expected to explore the dark side of Riverdale.
The poster released on the "Riverdale" Facebook page is reminiscent of eerie horror movies, complete with an abandoned boat, fog and creepy woods. The premise of the show is also the death of an anti-hero from the comics, Jason Blossom. "Riverdale" is classified into the drama and mystery genre.
Here are all the cast members that will breathe life into the all of our beloved "Archie" characters:
KJ Apa as Archie Andrew: There was a four-month worldwide talent search before Apa was cast as the beloved character. The "Riverdale" version of Archie is described as a boyish high school sophomore who is passionate about music and is juggling the attention of multiple girls. He is disturbed by the fractured friendship with Jughead and the fact that he has no interest in running his father's construction firm.
*Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Archie's father
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones: The former "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" star, Cole will play a version of Jughead that many "Archie" fans may not be familiar with. He is described as a philosophically-bent heartthrob who is still adjusting to the fact that Archie and he are no longer best friends.
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper: The role of Betty remains more or less the same as the eager-to-please girl-next door. She has a secret crush on Archie that she is not ready to disclose to him yet.
*Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Betty's mother and editor of local paper
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge: An intelligent, rich and confident sophomore who is new in town and looking to reinvent herself. She has an instant spark with Archie but does not want to risk her new friendship with Betty, so tries not to act on her instincts.
*Marisol Nichols as Hermoine Lodge, Veronicas mother.
Madline Petsch as Cheryl Blossom: The entitled Queen B from the class who loves to manipulate people and especially cause trouble for Archie, Betty and Veronica. She is hiding something from everyone, and it has something to do with the death of her twin brother Jason Blossom.
*Olivia Ryan Stern as Tina Patel and Caitlin Mitchell-Markovitch as Ginger Lopez will be Cheryl's posse.
Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle: He is a prankster and Archie's nemesis.
Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason: He is a jock and Archie's close friend.
Daniel Yang as Dilton Doiley: The smartest kid in town.
Ashleigh Murray a Josie McCoy: She is the lead singer of popular band Josie and the Pussycats.
Irie Hayleau as Valerie Brown: Songwriter, bassist and backup vocalist for Josie and the Pussycats.
Ashanti Bromfrield as Melody Valentine: Drummer for Josie and the Pussycats.
Casey Cott as Kevin Keller: A popular and openly gay student.
Sarah Habel as Ms. Grundy: Young music teacher at the high school who has a forbidden relationship with Archie.