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Riverdale Casts Veronica’s Bad-Boy Ex

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Riverdale Casts Veronica’s Bad-Boy Ex

According to Entertainment Weekly, The CW’s Riverdale has cast Graham Phillips (The Good Wife, Secrets & Lies) as Archie Comics character Nick St. Clair, Veronica’s ex-boyfriend from her days in New York City before the events of Season One. Though he’s only set to appear in two episodes in Season Two, chances are Mr. St. Clair will put a wrench in the blossoming fan-favorite relationship of Veronica and Archie.

A minor character from the comics, Nick St. Clair did indeed date Veronica Lodge in the source material; albeit only briefly. In his short stint in Riverdale he did get in a brawl with Archie, losing the fight. He inevitably left Riverdale, being sent away to military school.

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Describing the latest cast addition, producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said, “Nick is an old classmate of Veronica’s from New York, and despite his parent-pleasing veneer, he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a hard-partying Lothario with dark desires and an unchecked sense of privilege. His arrival in Riverdale will threaten Archie’s relationship with Veronica, and may even put some of our characters at risk.”

Graham Phillips on Secrets & Lies (2016).

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Returning October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.

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