Archie Becomes Riverdale
The beloved Archie comics come to life this week, when Riverdale makes its debut on The CW. Meet the stars behind the live-action adaptation, ahead.
K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
K.J. Apa first hit the small screen in his native New Zealand, appearing in Shortland Street from 2013 to 2015 and The Cul De Sac in 2016. The 19-year-old star joins Riverdale as the red-headed high school student Archie Andrews.
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Riverdale found its Betty Cooper in Lili Reinhart. The 20-year-old actress made her television debut in 2011, appearing in one episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Camila Mendes makes her on-screen debut in Riverdale. The newcomer landed the role of high school sophomore Veronica Lodge.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
Viewers first met Cole Sprouse when he was just an infant, playing Patrick Kelly in Grace Under Fire. The now 24-year-old actor, who also appeared in Friends, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and The Suite Life on Deck, joins Riverdale as Jughead Jones.
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Newcomer Madelaine Petsch finds her place in Riverdale as rich girl Cheryl Blossom. Petsch previously appeared in 2015’s The Hive and 2016’s The Curse of Sleeping Beauty.
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Ashleigh Murray joins Riverdale as Josie McCoy, the leader of the famed Josie and the Pussycats. Murray comes into the role after appearing in episodes of The Following and Younger.