'Riverdale' actors Casey Cott (left), Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, and Camila Mendes attend H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017, in Indio, California
‘Riverdale’ actors Casey Cott (left), Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, and Camila Mendes | Rich Fury/Getty Images for H&M

Riverdale is an American TV drama following the lives of teens and their families in the dark fictional town of the same name. Adapted from Archie Comics, the series offers thrills, suspense, and murder mixed with love triangles and musical numbers.

The Riverdale cast includes KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead, who also narrates.

The show has aired since January 2017 on the CW and also streams on Netflix, fuboTV, and YouTube.


  • Main cast: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes
  • Genres: Drama, teen drama, crime, mystery, soap opera
  • Original release: 2017
  • Seasons: 6 and counting
  • Network/Streaming: The CW, Netflix, fuboTV, YouTube
  • Most famous episode: Season 4, Episode 1: “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam” (a tribute to actor Luke Perry)
  • Behind the scenes: KJ Apa isn’t a natural redhead, so he has to bleach his hair every couple of weeks while filming; he also has to conceal his New Zealand accent.
  • Fun fact: Lili Reinhart almost gave up on acting before she landed the role of Betty Cooper.
  • Spinoffs: Katy Keene
  • Series like Riverdale: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Legacies, Stranger Things, The Vampire Diaries

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