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Ross Butler Is Leaving 'Riverdale' & Reggie Will Be Recast For Season Two

Ross Butler Is Leaving 'Riverdale' & Reggie Will Be Recast For Season Two

Well, this is a bummer — Ross Butler is leaving Riverdale!

The role he originated on the CW series, Reggie, is being recast for season two, all because Ross is just so darn busy. (We figure that’s a good thing, but we’re still sad!)

“We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked,” series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement.

He adds, “[Next season], we want more Reggie on our show — he’s Archie’s rival! — and because Ross is unavailable to come back to Riverdale, we’re looking for a new Reggie. Those are big shoes to fill, but we’re confident we can find an actor who is as funny and sexy as Ross. And of course we all wish Ross the best.”

Whether one of those “commitments to other projects” is second season of 13 Reasons Why remains to be seen.

We’ll miss you Ross!

Cole Sprouse Explains the Meaning Behind Jughead's Signature Hat on 'Riverdale'

Cole Sprouse Explains the Meaning Behind Jughead's Signature Hat on 'Riverdale'

Did you ever wonder about the meaning behind Jughead’s hat on Riverdale?

Let Cole Sprouse enlighten us all.

“[I] did a lot of research on the cap when I first got the part,” Cole recently revealed during a Reddit AMA. “Here’s a great little video that does a better job than I could explaining it”

(You can watch the video he links below!)

Cole added, “the cap will always stand for a kind of nonconformist, working class symbol, hoping to breathe the same into this version.”

In case you missed it, check out 10 other things you missed from Cole‘s AMA.


Jughead’s Hat Origin Story
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KJ Apa Broke His Hand While Filming 'Riverdale' Finale

KJ Apa Broke His Hand While Filming 'Riverdale' Finale

It may be weeks away, but KJ Apa is already obsessing over Riverdale‘s finale.

The 19-year-old actor, who plays Archie, wants fans to know that it is so good (which is pretty much a given!)

And we’ve already reported that a major character may die.

But another memory that will stick in his head forever is the fact he broke his hand while filming it! (And there are pictures to prove it here.)

Eek!

Keep that in mind when you are watching the season finale of Riverdale on Thursday, May 11 @ 9PM.

Someone Might Die in the 'Riverdale' Finale

Someone Might Die in the 'Riverdale' Finale

One of our favorite characters may not make it to season two of Riverdale.

In fact, it sounds like something really bad is going to happen in the finale – and then we’ll have to wait until the Fall to find out if that person lives!

“There’s a huge twist ending that sets up the second season,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told EW. “One of our main character’s life hangs in the balance.”

Who do you think it is?! Tell us in the comments below! We can’t help but worry about our favorites…

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Betty Seems Jealous of Archie & Veronica's Duet on 'Riverdale'

Betty Seems Jealous of Archie & Veronica's Duet on 'Riverdale'

Betty (Lili Reinhart) may be perfectly happy with Jughead (Cole Sprouse), but that doesn’t stop her from looking totally crestfallen when she watches Veronica (Camila Mendes) perform with her former-love Archie (KJ Apa) in a sneak peak from Riverdale‘s April 27 episode “To Riverdale and Back Again.”

Riverdale is bringing us even more high school drama with its newest episode, with yet another school dance and Archie performance, but we’ve yet to see him collab with Veronica!

The friction between the two of them on-stage is palpable, and everyone feels it — including Betty. The two perform “Kids in America” and, drama aside, it’s a seriously listenable performance, so get ready to download it and listen on repeat.

Riverdale airs Thursdays @ 9PM on The CW.

Watch the preview below!


Riverdale Episode 11 Teaser
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Why 'Riverdale's Parents Are Just As Important To The Story As The Kids Are

Why 'Riverdale's Parents Are Just As Important To The Story As The Kids Are

Riverdale is a show that we all love to watch and now, just can’t get enough of.

While we love reading (and writing) about Bughead, Archie, the Pussycats and all the teens on the show, we have to remember that the parents are just as important.

“I think very early on, Greg [Berlanti] had an instinct that the show should be bigger than a high school show — that it should be a show about the town and that the parents should be as important as the kids,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared.

“A lot of times in these kinds of shows the parents literally aren’t around. I always imagine they hold out the brown paper bag for lunch and are like, ‘See you later.’”

The storylines need the parents.

“We have such an incredible cast with the adults. It’s a joy to write for them,” he adds. “I wish we were a 60 minute cable drama so we could even tell more. When you’ve got Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols and Luke Perry and Skeet Ulrich, you’re in a really good place. The show wouldn’t work without them.”

So, which Riverdale parent does the cast enjoy the most? Alice Cooper, of course.

“I feel like with the way Mädchen portrays Alice, she’s not one note,” Ashleigh Murray says. “You never really know what you’re going to get with her. There’s a sweet moment with her and Betty in a recent episode, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, she does have a heart!’ But then it doesn’t last.”

Riverdale returns next week on The CW.

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Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart Open Up About Why Bughead Works on 'Riverdale'

Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart Open Up About Why Bughead Works on 'Riverdale'

Right now, Bughead is the couple to love on Riverdale – and stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse know it.

The two actors opened up about just why fans love the two together.

“I think because it’s a little bit unexpected in a way, you know, because Jughead is kinda doing his own thing in the comics, so to see him relate to a girl is — you know, people are excited about that,” Lili says.

Cole adds, “This is something that was kind of uncharted territory, and we didn’t really know if it was gonna take. But it did, and people really love it. It got a huge response.”

He later opens on just why the two work so well together: “I think both of them have a great appreciation and nostalgia and fondness for a more pure, more better version of Riverdale . . . a more wholesome version of Riverdale.”

“So I think that yearning to sort of prove that it can still be a place that is good and not some sort of place of darkness is what drove them both to really, truly see it take that iteration once again: a more childlike, a more beautiful, flowery kind of iteration. And I think that similar passion is also the thing that sort of brought them close at the end of the day, and I think there’s truth in that.”

We love Bughead!

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Could This Fan Theory About 'Riverdale' Actually Be True?

Could This Fan Theory About 'Riverdale' Actually Be True?