Riverdale: Casey Cott on his character Kevin
The CW’s gritty teen series Riverdale is growing up when it returns. Season five will mark a huge sea-change with the core four finishing high school before a seven-year time-jump and a leap into the unknown. Express.co.uk has a lowdown on the cast for season five including details on some of the new cast members.
Who is in the cast of Riverdale series 5?
Archie Andrews – KJ Apa
Reprising his role again will be New Zealand actor KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, who will have his brief moment of infidelity exposed.
The show will then cut to him seven years later with some hoping he’s tied the knot with his best friend and the girl-next-door Betty Cooper (played by Lili Reinhart).
Riverdale has propelled Apa into the spotlight and alongside his commitments to the series, he is currently appearing in the pandemic thriller Songbird.
Some of his other roles include The Last Summer, The Hate U Give, A Dog’s Purpose, and I Still Believe.
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Betty Cooper – Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart reprises her role as the studious Betty Cooper, who will find her world shaken to the core after her boyfriend finds out about the kiss with Archie.
Reinhart was also catapulted to success thanks to Riverdale but has been working hard in other roles such as Hustlers and coming-of-age movie Chemical Hearts.
Veronica Lodge – Camila Mendes
Camila Mendes will be back as the entrepreneurial Veronica Lodge, who has ambitions for Harvard and to become a powerful businesswoman.
Mendes has been hard at work on non-Riverdale projects such as Dangerous Lies, Palm Springs, Coyote Lake and The New Romantic.
Jughead Jones – Cole Sprouse
Finally, Cole Sprouse will again be donning the beanie for Jughead Jones, who will be left shocked after he finds out what Betty and Archie did.
Former child star Sprouse has reinvented himself thanks to Riverdale but has been keeping busy with roles in Five Feet Apart and TV series Borrasca.
Kevin Keller – Casey Cott
Casey Cott is going to be putting on the mantle of Kevin Keller again as the character prepares to go to college in New York.
Cott’s other roles include All the Little Things We Kill and Riverdale’s now axed spin-off Katy Keene.
Cheryl Blossom – Madelaine Petsch
Madelaine Petsch returns as the feisty, flame-haired River Vixen Cheryl Blossom, who has her eye firmly on the prom queen crown.
Petsch has been branching out with parts in The Shadow Diaries, Sightless and Day By Day.
Toni Topaz – Vanessa Morgan
Vanessa Morgan will be portraying Cheryl’s girlfriend and Southside Serpent Toni Topaz with her character expected to find herself pregnant in the new series.
Prior to Riverdale, Morgan was known for her roles in Finding Carter, The Shannara Chronicles and My Babysitter’s a Vampire.
Chad Gekko – Chris Mason
British actor Chris Mason is joining the cast of Riverdale for season five as Chad Gekko, a jealous Wall Street worker married to Veronica.
Mason is best known to British viewers for his role in Broadchurch but has also appeared in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Dirty John and The American Guest.
Hermione Lodge – Marisol Nichols
Marisol Nichols will be making one last appearance in Riverdale as Hermione Lodge, the mother of Veronica before bowing out to pursue other projects.
FP Jones – Skeet Ulrich
Similarly, Scream star Skeet Ulrich is saying goodbye to his role as FJ Jones for pastures new having been part of Riverdale pretty much from the start.
Other cast members will be The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev who will be appearing in a mysterious role with some wondering if she will be Jughead’s disinterested, “hipster train wreck” girlfriend Jessica.
Riverdale season 5 premieres tonight on The CW and on Netflix UK tomorrow
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