riverdale pilot

Greg Berlanti and Archie Comics chief creative officer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa will subvert Riverdale’s wholesome image from the comics. In their live-action version, Archie and Jughead are estranged and Betty and Veronica are in cahoots and not rivals for Archie’s affection. Wait what?

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Set in present day, Betty Cooper (Lil Reinhart) starts off sweet with a crush on Archie (newcomer KJ Apa) as in the comics but chucks it all after turning to new BFF Veronica (Camila Mendes) for advice. And Jughead (The Suite Life of Zach & Cody’s Cole Sprouse) is the thinking woman’s heartthrob — a Bae — estranged from his former BFF Archie Andrews (Apa). Ashleigh Murray is Josie of Josie & the Pussycats. Madelaine Petsch is Cheryl Blossom. Mädchen Amick is Betty’s Mom Alice Cooper. And 90210 heartthrob Luke Perry is Archie’s Dad Fred Andrews — who might look a little different than the comics. Sign: SHADOW.