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!! OMG, grab the red, CHERISH hair dye: The CW’s new Archie-set show, RIVERDALE, has found its Archie Andrews !!

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After a woldwide search to find their lead, news today via Deadline reports that the live-action version Archie Andrews has been found!

Set in present time, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.

Apa’s Archie Andrews is an intense, conflicted teen, a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped up over the summer working construction and is now juggling the interest of several girls, as well as trying to balance his passion for writing and performing music — against the wishes of his father and his football coach.

Ashleigh Murray JosieMurray’s Josie is a gorgeous, snooty and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for popular band Josie and the Pussycats. She has zero interest in recording any songs written by fellow teen Archie.

Also cast in the pilot are Luke Perry who will play Archie’s dad Fred Andrews, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.

Okay, okay — but who will play the Riverdale token gay, Kevin Keller? Betty and Veronica need someone to talk about their problems with…


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