Showgirls star Gina Gershon is set to appear on the upcoming third season of Riverdale as the mom of Jughead (Cole Sprouse).
Jugehead’s mom, Gladys Jones, has been talked about quite a bit on Riverdale. As much as she and Jughead’s sister Jellybean have been brought up in conversation, they’ve yet to actually appear on screen. Fans have been introduced to Jughead’s father since season one, played by Skeet Ulrich, and now they will finally be able to meet his mom on the upcoming third season of the series. Meanwhile, newcomer Trinity Likins has been cast as Jughead’s sister.
At New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that the character is going to be played by Showgirls actress Gina Gershon. The announcement came from series showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa during the Riverdale panel. The character Gladys Jones was described as follows:
“… a Serpent with a GED, a businesswoman who runs the salvage yard (chop shop) that doubles as a Serpent compound. In Oliver Twist terms, she acts as the Fagin to a crew of teenage car parts thieves, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives an order.”
Aguirre-Sacasa will also be showrunner of the upcoming Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic that he wrote. Although Sabrina Spellman was originally a character in the Archie universe, the two shows will take place in separate worlds. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all new regarding Riverdale as more information becomes available. Are you looking forward to season 3 of the series? Do you think Gershon is a good choice for Gladys Jones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter