Molly Ringwald To Play Archie’s Mom On ‘Riverdale’

The CW’s upcoming show Riverdale is adding yet another teen icon to it’s cast, reports In addition to 90s heartthrob Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Archie’s father, former John Hughes muse Molly Ringwald will be playing Mary Andrews. The character is described as

A woman who comes back to town in her family’s hour of need. She not only reconnects with Archie and her husband, Fred (Luke Perry), but also her former high school gal-pals Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) and Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), just in time for a Homecoming Dance.

Riverdale will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, known for the breakout hit comic book title Afterlife With Archie. It is produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions (Supergirl/Arrow/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow). The show’s description is

a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. The live-action series offers a bold, compelling take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his best friend, Jughead Jones.

The show will debut on the CW January 26, 2017. It stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge. You can check out a promo below.

For more information about Riverdale and everything Archie Comics, visit the official Archie Comics website.  You can also follow them on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


Manuel Gomez
Manuel Gomez
Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. He especially loves self-published books and dollar bin finds. 'Nuff said!