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Jonny Beauchamp & Julia Chan Will Play Aspiring Drag Queen & NYC 'It Girl' in 'Katy Keene'

Jonny Beauchamp & Julia Chan Will Play Aspiring Drag Queen & NYC 'It Girl' in 'Katy Keene'

The CW’s Riverdale spin-off series Katy Keene has landed two new cast members, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan!

The actors have both snagged roles in the upcoming pilot alongside Riverdale‘s Ashleigh Murray.

The project hails from Riverdale creator/executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Directed by Maggie Kiley, Katy Keene follows “the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer-songwriter Josie McCoy (Murray) — as they chase their twentysomething dreams in New York City. The musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio,” Deadline reports.

Jonny will play Jorge/Ginger Lopez: “By day, Jorge works at his family’s bodega. By night, his drag alter ego Ginger bartends and performs at a local club. Jorge always has aspired to be a Broadway performer, but he’s now looking to take his drag career to the next level.”

Julia will portray Pepper Smith, “a New York City ‘It Girl’ who is at the epicenter of all things trendy. As the funny, magnetic life of the party, she dreams of opening her very own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. But behind all the outrageous noise, no one quite knows where she gets all her money — or if she even has any.”

Riverdale's Next Episode 'Bizarrodale' Will Feature a New Core Four

Riverdale's Next Episode 'Bizarrodale' Will Feature a New Core Four

Get ready for an exciting episode of Riverdale this week!

The CW recently dropped the new promo for “Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale,” and we can hardly wait.

Here’s the synopsis: The Next Level — Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra (guest star Robin Givens) and Tom (guest star Martin Cummins) receive an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) learns some unexpected news about the college she has set her sights on. Lastly, Kevin (Casey Cott) gives Moose (guest star Cody Kearsley) an ultimatum.

“One episode we’re doing is an episode called ‘Bizarrodale,’ which treats- instead of Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead being the Core Four, it treats Kevin, Cheryl, Reggie and Josie as the Core Four,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told The Wrap last month. “And it’s a really fun episode. A really fun episode. I’m really excited about that one.”

“And then we have an episode- the show has always been noir and always trending noir,” he added. “But we’ve got an episode coming up that is completely noir: how it’s written, how it’s shot, the plot of it. And it’s really fun.”

The 12th episode of season three will premiere Wednesday (February 6) at 8/7c on The CW.

Watch the new promo below!


Riverdale | Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale Promo | The CW

'Riverdale' To Shake Up Core 4 In Upcoming Episode!

'Riverdale' To Shake Up Core 4 In Upcoming Episode!

Get ready for a new Core Four!

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has revealed that an upcoming Riverdale episode will shake it up and won’t feature Archie, Veronica, Betty and Bughead as the core four.

“One episode we’re doing is an episode called ‘Bizarrodale,’ which treats- instead of Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead being the Core Four, it treats Kevin, Cheryl, Reggie and Josie as the Core Four,” he told The Wrap.

“And it’s a really fun episode. A really fun episode. I’m really excited about that one,” he continued. “And then we have an episode- the show has always been noir and always trending noir. But we’ve got an episode coming up that is completely noir: how it’s written, how it’s shot, the plot of it. And it’s really fun.”

Tell JJJ: What do you think of Bizarrodale??

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' EP Explains That 'Riverdale' Cameo!

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' EP Explains That 'Riverdale' Cameo!

(SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading if you haven’t watched through episode seven of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s first season!)

If you were confused by that Riverdale cameo in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, executive producer of both shows Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is explaining!

“So at the end of the episode [seven], there’s a knock at Miss Wardwell’s door… and she’s getting a pizza for Thanksgiving and a high school kid is delivering the pizza,” Roberto told ET. “The high school kid is named Ben. And we know Ben, of course, from Riverdale.”

If you recall, in Riverdale, Ben ended up shocking viewers everywhere when he threw himself out of a hospital window, saying, “You’ll fly too.”

So, was Ben’s Sabrina cameo before or after he seemingly died? “That’s a good question, and that depends,” Roberto answered. “It suggests a very deep, deep mythology where time and space bends. I love that kid. I’m sad that he keeps turning up and horrible things keep happening to him.”

“It seemed like [the fall from the hospital] was pretty final, but yet there he is in Greendale,” Roberto added. “But in Greendale, everyone pops up — the dead don’t stay dead long in Greendale.”

SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.

Kiernan Shipka Almost Played Betty Cooper on 'Riverdale' Instead of Lili Reinhart

Kiernan Shipka Almost Played Betty Cooper on 'Riverdale' Instead of Lili Reinhart

It’s hard to imagine anyone except Lili Reinhart playing Riverdale‘s Betty Cooper, but it almost wasn’t so!

Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa originally seriously considered Kiernan Shipka for the role as well, EW reports.

Kiernan was iconic in Mad Men, and I had even thought about her, I was like, ‘Oh I wonder if she’d ever do Betty,’” he said.

“When [Sabrina] moved from CW to Netflix, our casting director David Rapaport said, ‘By the way this is something Kiernan might be interested in,’” Roberto added. “There was no script at the time, but from the second he said that, for me it was sort of like, ‘Okay she’s Sabrina. I’m writing this for Kiernan.’”

“She felt like the right actor at the right age at the right point in her career and someone who was up for the challenge, because it’s grueling,” he shared. “She’s in practically every scene. But for me, Sabrina had to stand up to the Dark Lord, the devil, and these very formidable opponents and someone like Kiernan has the gravitas and the assuredness to be able to do that. I’d say she was my first choice for sure. For sure.”

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres on Netflix on October 26.

Jughead's Mom & Sister Join Season 3 of 'Riverdale' - Find Out Who Was Cast!

Jughead's Mom & Sister Join Season 3 of 'Riverdale' - Find Out Who Was Cast!

KJ Apa watches on as Lili Reinhart speaks at the Riverdale panel during New York Comic-Con at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (October 7) in New York City.

The two co-stars were joined by their on-screen parents Luke Perry and Madchen Amick, as well as creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

During the Riverdale panel, it was announced that we will get to meet Jughead’s mom and sister in season three!

Gina Gershon will play Jughead’s mother Gladys Jones, who runs the salvage yard (chop shop) that doubles as a Serpent compound, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives them an order. A Serpent with a GED, she acts as Fagin to a crew of teenaged car parts thieves.

Trinity Likins will play his sister Jellybean “JB” Jones, who is wise beyond her years, and her favorite bands are Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. Jellybean lives with her biker mom in Toledo where they run scams to make ends meet. And like mother like daughter: Jellybean — who goes by JB now — is quite the little con artist herself.

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