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: Joining her is Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), will play Jughead Jones: 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
Press Release This summer, Archie Comics will be launching DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY, a young adult novel starring the iconic character Betty Cooper. In an original story by acclaimed writer Tania del Rio, Betty is a freshman at Riverdale High attempting to balance love, with her crush Archie, and friendship, with her BFF Veronica, along with all the other trials and tribulations that accompany high school drama. The diary entry style of the prose is written from Betty’s point of view along with Betty’s sketches mixed in to illustrate just how crazy a teen girl’s life can
Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for an early look at World of Archie Double Digest #13, Sonic the Hedgehog #232, Betty & Veronica: Battle of the BFFs, and Archie #628.