Deadline broke the news today that the CW has cast their Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones for the Riverdalepilot episode.

Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack), will play Betty Cooper:

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Joining her is Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), will play Jughead Jones:

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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.

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.

What do we think of these casting choices? Are you as excited for Riverdale? We sure are! Let’s talk about it in the comment section!

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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian girl by day and Robin by night. She lives in Los Angeles now and stars as Ensign Williams in THE RED SHIRT DIARIES, co-hosts the GEEK HISTORY LESSON podcast and writes for Top Cow.

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