BETTY & JUGHEAD Cast For ARCHIE's CW Pilot RIVERDALE

Riverdale
Riverdale
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The cast of CW's Archie pilot Riverdale is coming together, with the network announcing that both Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper have been hired.

Jughead will be played by Cole Sprouse of The Sweet Life of Zack & Cody fame, and is described as “a heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie Andrews.”

Cole Spouse/Jughead Jones
Cole Spouse/Jughead Jones
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Meanwhile, Betty will be played by Surviving Jack's Lili Reinhart, and is described as “sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome, with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie.”

Lili Reinhart/Betty Cooper
Lili Reinhart/Betty Cooper
Credit: CW/Archie Comics

The Riverdale pilot will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as one of the show's executive producer. Other major characters yet to be cast are Archie Andrews himself, as well as Betty's rival for his affection, Veronica Lodge, and one of Archie's newest characters, Kevin Keller. It will focus on the "weirdness and darkness" below the surface of suburban life.

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