The CW drama series âRiverdaleâ has been a smash hit for five seasons and is set to premiere season six on Netflix very soon. The show which is loosely based on the characters seen in Archie Comics has managed to grab audiences’ attention with its drama, savage storylines, and sex appeal since 2017.
âRiverdale Season 5 ended on an intimidating note when we saw an explosion occur that left Archie and Betty’s fate hanging in the air. New couples include Veronica and Reggie and Jughead and Tabitha. Now, Before the Barchie or Bughead debate happens again, read on to find out more about the cast who play the iconic characters of âRiverdaleâ.
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KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor, singer and musician. His full name is Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa and he is from Auckland, New Zealand. He made his debut playing Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand prime-time soap âShortland Streetâ from 2013 to 2015. After a four-month global talent search, he got his big shot when he landed the lead role of Archie Andrews in the CW teenage years. drama ‘Riverdale’ and since then has never looked back.
What people don’t know is that at age 14, KJ recorded a solo guitar album. In addition to acting, KJ sings, writes songs, and plays guitar. He sometimes brings one of his guitars with him while he shoots movies / TV shows on location.
He has gone on to star in many other projects which include “A Dog’s Purpose”, “The Hate U Give”, “I Still Believe” and “Songbird”. He is next to star in a military drama “West Pointer” directed by Lionsgate Films.
Did you know? He auditioned for Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016), but gave up his audition knowing he wouldn’t win the role.
His personal life saw great joy in 2021 when he announced the pregnancy of his French model girlfriend Clara Berry. KJ Apa officially became a dad on September 23, 2021, when the couple had a son. The actor can be seen enjoying parenthood on his Instagram and will be back for the sixth season of ‘Riverdale’.
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Lili Pauline Reinhart is an American actress of German and French origin. Having developed a love for singing, acting and dancing at the age of 10, her mother was driving her to New York City for auditions. Prior to her defining role in Betty Cooper’s career on The CW, the actress starred in projects such as “Scientastic!”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Kings of Summer”, “The Good Neighbor” , and more in minor roles.
After gaining popularity thanks to “Riverdale”, she starred in films like “Hustlers” and “Chemical Hearts”. In addition to acting, the actress has also written a book of poetry called “Swimming Lessons: Poems” which explores themes such as youthful love, anxiety, depression, fame and grief. Reinhart, who suffers from depression and anxiety, is very outspoken about mental health. She is also a supporter of the LQBTQ + community and became bisexual in 2020. She will be returning for the sixth season of “Riverdale” as one of the protagonists.
Other cast members
The rest of the main cast are set to return for the sixth season. The show will star Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Drew Ray Tanner as Fangs Fogarty, Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate and MÃ¤dchen Amick as Alice Smith once again.
Season 6 of âRiverdaleâ premieres November 16 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.