[Television] Luke Perry cast as Archie Andrews father in Riverdale
Casting for the live action adaptation of Archie Comics, and today we learn that Luke Perry will play Archie’s dad.
The live-action series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones.
Having been the demographic on the far end of the 90210 fan base, seeing Perry cast as a father – especially Archie’s father – seems… odd.
Archie Comics promised more news surrounding casting news in the coming weeks, which means Archie and Veronica casting announcements are coming. Currently Cole Sprouse is playing Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart will play Betty Cooper.
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