K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
The CW has another comic book series-based show debuting in Thursday, January 26
at 9 p.m. ET
. Just like the others, it's executive produced by Greg Berlanti. But unlike Arrow
, The Flash
and DC's Legends of Tomorrow
is based on Archie Comics. It's a dark twist on the stories involving America's Favorite Teenager, where Archie Andrews and his friends aren't the do-gooders we all know.
, the seemingly perfect, All-American town is shaken by the murder of high school student Jason Blossom during the summer. As school starts, the murder is still not solved and there are plenty of questions. Although this is mystery hovers over the characters, they are still similar to the ones in the comics. Betty and Veronica are still competing for Archie's heart and Jughead is still Archie's best friend.
K.J. Apa stars as Archie Andrews. He's a relatively unknown star, but he appeared in Shortland Street
and The Cul De Sac
. He also stars in A Dog's Purpose
, which hits theaters this weekend. (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)
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To learn more about each member of the cast, click on the links below.
New Zealand actor K.J. Apa has his first big role as Archie Andrews on The CW's Riverdale, a new series based on the Archie Comics. Meet the new actor.Click here to read more
Newcomer Camila Mendes stars as Veronica Lodge on The CW's reimagining of the Archie Comics universe, Riverdale. Meet the actress who plays the character.Click here to read more
Lili Reinhart is one of the more experienced young stars on The CW's Riverdale. She plays Betty Cooper, who is after Archie's heart.Click here to read more
Cole Sprouse has finally escaped the Suite Life and arrived in Riverdale, where he plays Archie's friend Jughead Jones. Here's a look at the role and actor.Click here to read more
Madelaine Petsch is another one of the young stars on The CW's Riverdale. She plays Cheryl Blossom, who frequently annoys Betty and Veronica.Click here to read more