Cole Sprouse (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) and Lili Reinhart (“Surviving Jack”) have scored the key roles of Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper in The CW’s upcoming Archie comics-inspired series “Riverdale”.
In the “Archie” comics, Jughead Jones is Archie’s former best friend; their de-friending remains a sore subject between them. More recently the character came out as asexual, and an initial character breakdown for the series version suggests he might be hearing-impaired.
Betty Cooper is an all-American gal with a crush on the pilot’s yet-to-be-cast leading man. When Betty grows tired of being so perfect, she turns to her also still uncast best friend Veronica for help.
Greg Berlanti is producing the project which is described as a “subversive” take on the comics, exploring the seemingly idyllic town of the characters.
Source: TV Line