TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Greg Berlanti’s “Riverdale” Has Found Its ‘Archie’ In KJ Apa



The community of is rapidly growing with , , and moving into town. Apa is set for Archie, the central character in the series, with Petsch as ginger bombshell Cheryl Blossom and Murray as Josie of the infamous Josie and the Pussycats.

Apa is repped by , , and in New Zealand. Murray is repped by and . Petsch is repped by .

is bringing in --rapper Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner as a guest star. He will play Leslie “Shyne” Johnson, a name in the music industry who due to his illegal activities has felt shut out by the other heavy hitters in the industry and carried a chip on his should for Lucious Lyon.

Xzibit is repped by Primary Wave.

has landed the lead role in Fox’s from Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Julius “Goldy” Sharpe. The was very in-demand this season, fielding multiple comedy pilot offers after finishing three years on The Mindy Project.

He is repped by and .


is headed back to comedy after years on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, with the untitled CBS comedy written by Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler, and Dan Hope.

The series is about a wife and mother who learns that she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers. Sagal will play the matrarch of the family. She stars opposite Swoosie Kurtz.

Sagal is repped by and B&B Management.

is headed back to the network that jumpstarted her career, the CW. She has won a role in Kevin Williamson’s untitled paranormal drama pilot. She has also been cast for a role in David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS revival on Showtime.

has won the male lead role in the CW pilot which is about a young woman who seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.

Szohr is repped by and . Chase is repped by and Untitled.

After making fan of the cult film scream with joy at the casting of Sarah Michelle Gellar in NBC’s CRUEL INTENTIONS sequel series, the drama has also now added . She will play Naomi, the dynamic ex-wife of Kathyrn’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) husband Pascal and mother to Cassidy (Samantha Logan).

Brown is repped by and .

and have been tapped to star in Fox’s light-hearted medical procedural . Thomason will lead the series which follows the unlikely pairing of her character Dr. Kara Martins, a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with Dr. Lucas Cort, a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people.

Thomas is repped by and . Bernath is repped by Gersh and Schachter.

has pegged for the role of Lieutenant Ford in the pilot. The series is a contemporary take on Nancy Drew, the infamous detective book series. Solis’s character moved to NY after his wife died under suspicious circumstances. He was a person of interest but never charged.

He is repped by

is bringing in as a series regular in the comedy for ABC. The project was penned by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and follows the unlikely friendship of Chunk and Bean, two misfits who benefit from have two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.

Harrison is repped by and .

is set to play the young version of Jessica Pare’s character in the Amazon drama pilot . Mezzanotte was most recently seen in Law & Order: SVU and USA’s Royal Pains.

She is repped by .

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