Luke Perry to Co-Star in TV Project Based on Comic Books You May Have Read as a Kid

Feb 25, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A comic book series that many people of a certain age read as a kid is in the works for a TV adaptation, and Deadline.com reports that actor Luke Perry is on board. The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star is set for a co-starring role in the “Riverdale” pilot, a CW adaptation of the Archie comics, the story reports.

Perry will play Fred Andrews, Archie’s dad, in the project from producer Greg Berlanti. “Set in present time, ‘Riverdale’ is a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade,” Deadline reports.

Earlier castings include Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.

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