CW’s Archie-inspired show “Riverdale” casts gay character

By : Jeremy Williams
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The CW is developing a new TV series based on the long-running, popular comic book Archie and it will include Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the Archie universe.

The show, called Riverdale after the fictional town the Archie gang live in, will be a drama that “explores the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade,” according to the show’s producers.

Newcomer Caset Cott will play Keller, along with newcomers KJ Apa as Archie and Camila Mendes as Veronica. Surviving Jack’s Lili Reinhart will be Betty, Cole Sprouse from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody will be Jughead and Beverly Hills 90210’s Luke Perry has been cast as Archie’s dad.

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