Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper have been cast for the live-action Riverdale pilot episode.

Cole Sprouse, the former Disney Channel star of The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody will take on the role of Jughead. Lili Reinhart from Surviving Jack will be playing Betty Cooper.


Jughead is described as “a heartthrob with a philosophical bent and former best friend of Archie Andrews.” While Betty’s character is “sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome, with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie.”


The one-hour pilot will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions. The show is expected to be a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.

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