The CW’s upcoming adaptation of Archie Comics, titled Riverdale, has cast Betty & Jughead. Lili Reinhart to play Betty Cooper, and Cole Sprouse to play Jughead Jones in the pilot
Reinhart’s Betty Cooper is sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie. Tired of being the perfect daughter, student, sister, etc., she turns to her new friend, Veronica, for life advice — much to the consternation of her emotionally brittle mother.
Sprouse’s Jughead Jones is
a heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie Andrews. He is still smarting from the rift that took place between the two.
The show is described as:
Set in present time, Riverdale, from producer Greg Berlanti, is a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
If you are really int the Archie comic book then you should be happy as the show appears to be in good hands:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie Comics, wrote Riverdale and is exec producing with Berlanti Prods.’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter as well as Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater for Warner Bros TV and studio-based Berlanti Productions.