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The CW’s Riverdale Taps Molly Ringwald To Play Archie’s Mom

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Another famous redhead is headed to “Riverdale.” According to Deadline, Molly Ringwald of “Sixteen Candles” and “Breakfast Club” fame has joined the cast in a recurring role as Archie’s mother Mary Andrews.

According to the description of the character,

Ringwald’s Mary 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.

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Ringwald is best known for her role in cult classic John Hughes movies like “Sixteen Candles” and “Breakfast Club.” However, her list of past credits expands beyond those ’80s fan favorites and includes the recent “Jem and the Holograms” film, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Raising Expectations” and more.

“Riverdale” sets the well-known characters of Archie Comics into a subversive, surreal “Twin Peaks”-like setting. The show will explore the themes of love, family, high school and a tragic death, in what appears to be a much less kid-friendly take than typical Archie fare. It’s also executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who’s also the driving creative force of The CW’s “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

Starring K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, “Riverdale” will debut Thursday, January 26 at 9 pm on The CW. The series also stars Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle and more.

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