Shannon Purser, better known as Barb from “Stranger Things,” and “Boomerang” star Robin Givens have joined the cast of The CW’s upcoming Archie Comics-inspired series “Riverdale” Purser will take on the role of Ethel Muggs, while Givens will play the town’s mayor Sierra McCoy.
A subversive take on the comics, the story begins as the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) has realised that he wants to pursue a career in music and not follow in his dad’s footsteps-despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel).
His friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is fractured, the girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush after being away all summer, and new student Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) arrives in town from New York and there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie.
Ashleigh Murray, Madchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, and Madelaine Petsch also star in the series which will premiere mid-season.