One fan-favorite Riverdale couple has the support of series star KJ Apa.
While taking questions from the audience at a panel over the weekend at Oz Comic Con 2018, Riverdale star KJ Apa was asked by a fan what he thought of fans shipping his character Archie Andrews with Kevin Keller, played on The CW series by Casey Cott.
"Love it, let's go." declared Apa on the fan-fic coupling.
First debuting in January 2017, the Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale has received critical acclaim and brought in a new generation of Archie fans with its dark, sinister portrayal of Archie and company. Since then, fans have paired Apa's Archie Andrews with Cott's Kevin Keller as one of the show's unofficial fan-favorite couples between the two friends and classmates.
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie Comics history, is a recent and welcome addition to the Archie franchise. First debuting in 2010's Veronica #202 by writer/artist Dan Parent, Keller was an instant hit with readers, with his debut appearance selling out, leading Archie to order its first ever reprint, in addition to ordering a solo title for the character.
Cott has portrayed Keller since Riverdale's premiere, originally as a recurring character before being added to the main cast in the recently concluded second season.
With Riverdale scheduled to return for its third season this upcoming 2018-2019 television season, Archie-Kevin shippers can continue to hope that the duo may just become more than friends.