Shannon Purser will portray classic comics character Ethel Muggs on the midseason CW show
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.
Ethel will also be drawn into a friendship with Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) after they team up for a revenge plot on Reggie Mantle, a bully and Archie’s rival.
Riverdale, developed by Roberto Aguire-Sacasa (Glee) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash), will premiere midseason on The CW.