In casting its Archie Comics pilot, Riverdale, the CW lived up to its implicit promise to only have the most attractive actors in all the land. New Zealand–born KJ Apa will play Archie in the series, while Ashleigh Murray will be Josie, of Josie and the Pussycats. Additionally, Luke Perry of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame will play Archie’s dad.
Dylan McKay Perry and the rest join Cole Sprouse (either Zack or Cody from Suite Life, who knows anymore?) as Jughead and Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) as Betty.
Update: Deadline adds that Madelaine Petsch will also step in as Cheryl Blossom, a “rich, entitled, and never accountable” villain who will be manipulative and mysterious. The teens all struggle to balance their love lives and musical ambitions (Archie wants to write music, but the successful Josie ignores him), which means Perry has the chance to give them all a lecture about the time he ran the Peach Pit After Dark.