CW's "Riverdale" Finds its Veronica

The CW has cast freshman actress Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge on its "Archie Comics" adaptation, "Riverdale." This is Mendes' first role in a major television or film project.

So far, characters set to appear on the series include Archie (KJ Apa), Josie (Ashleigh Murray), Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch). Kevin Keller will also be a character on the series, but as of now he's yet to be cast.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot, and is executive producing the series alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater.

The live-action show is described as a "subversive take on the classic Archie mythos."

"Riverdale" has already been picked up to series.

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