New photos from the upcoming eighth episode of CW's Riverdale Season 3 give a first look at Gladys and Jellybean Jones, who will debut in that episode.
The images show Gina Gershon, who plays Gladys, and Trinity Likins, who plays Jellybean. Gladys and Jellybean are, respectively, the mother and sister of Jughead Jones. According to descriptions of the characters, Gladys is a businesswoman and former Serpent with a GED "who runs the salvage yard (chop shop) that doubles as a Serpent compound." When Gladys gives an order, the Serpents jump to attention. Likins' Jellybean lives with her mom in Toledo, is wise beyond her years and is a con artist, just like Gladys.
Gershon and Likins were cast as Gladys and Jellybean in October. The two have not yet appeared on screen, though dialogue from the show has already revealed that they live in Toledo. The episode's synopsis also teases further revelations about the show's Griffins & Gargoyles plot as Veronica takes on Hiram Lodge. "Outbreak" will air on Dec. 12.
GINA GERSHON GUEST STARS AS JUGHEAD'S MOTHER GLADYS JONES -- On the road and running out of places to stay, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie (KJ Apa) head to Toledo to visit Jughead's mother Gladys (guest star Gina Gershon) and sister Jellybean (guest star Trinity Likins). Back in Riverdale, Betty (Lili Reinhart) inches closer to uncovering the truth about Griffins & Gargoyles, while Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) take on Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) after more students fall victim to seizures. Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star. John Kretchmer directed the episode written by James DeWille.
Airing on Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Miller, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick and Luke Perry.