Lili Reinhart will play Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse is the new Jughead Jones. Betty is described as a “sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie. Jughead is described as 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.”
Still at the pilot stage Riverdale is described as a “subversive” and “surreal” take on the famed Riverdale gang, set to explore the “darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.