With everyone’s favorite redheaded teenager making his way to TV next year, courtesy of Riverdale, who better to play Archie Andrews’ mother than someone who’s actually been an iconic red-haired teen herself?
It was announced Wednesday that Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club) will be joining the CW series as Mary Andrews, Archie’s mother.
The actress’ Mary will make her first appearance in the show’s tenth episode, with the recurring character returning to Riverdale after having left town two years ago in order to follow her dreams. Luckily she’ll be coming back just as her son and husband Fred need her.
Mary will also reconnect with former high school friends, Hermione and Alice, all in time for the Homecoming Dance.
Riverdale premieres Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.