KJ Apa has been cast as America’s favorite teen, Archie Andrews, and Ashleigh Murray will take on the role of musician Josie McCoy from “Josie and the Pussycats” in The CW’s live-action Riverdale television series. They join Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, and Luk Perry as Fred Andrews.
Apa’s Archie will be an intense, conflicted teen heading into his sophomore year of high school. He got pumped up over the summer working construction for his Dad and is now juggling the interest of several girls, as well as trying to balance his passion for writing and performing music which goes against the wishes of his father and football coach.
Murray’s Josie will be a gorgeous, snooty, and ambitious girl. She is the lead singer of the popular band Josie and the Pussycats and has absolutely zero interest in recording any songs written by her fellow teen Archie.