Shannon Purser will portray classic comics character Ethel Muggs on the midseason CW show

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Credit: Netflix; Archie Comics

Barb lives!!!! Well, sorta. EW has exclusively learned that Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser, who played fan-favorite character Barb on Netflix’s summer phenom, is joining the cast of The CW’s Archie reboot Riverdale for at least three episodes.

Purser will play Ethel Muggs, who has a major crush on Jughead (Cole Sprouse) in the comics. But, on Riverdale, Ethel will find herself in a romantic relationship with someone very different.

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Riverdale, developed by Roberto Aguire-Sacasa (Glee) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash), will premiere midseason on The CW.

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Riverdale
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  • TV Show
seasons
  • 6
rating
  • TV-14
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creator
  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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  • The CW
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