Ahead of its second season, Riverdale will be recasting one of its characters. Archie’s football teammate and rival, Reggie Mantle, will be recast due to scheduling conflicts with Ross Butler – the man who currently portrays Reggie.
“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 to TVLine. “[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.”
Butler recently portrayed Zach Dempsey on Netflix’s newest hit, 13 Reasons Why, and with the show likely to get a second season, it sounds like Butler is booked. In the meantime, maybe we’ll see Reggie and Archie butt heads a few more times before the first season comes to a close.
So, do you have any ideas as to who you would like to see take over the role of Reggie on Riverdale?
“Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
SUSPICIONS CONTINUE TO GROW — Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star. Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#111). Original airdate 4/27/2017.”
Riverdale airs on Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW. Make sure to check back after each episode for our weekly review.
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Riverdale Season 1 Episode 13 – “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter”
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