Robin Givens has joined the cast of The CW’s “Riverdale,” the upcoming live-action TV series based on the Archie comic book franchise.
Givens joins Ashleigh Murray, who was previously cast as talented musician Josie McCoy, who is described as “a gorgeous, snooty and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for popular band Josie and the Pussycats. She has zero interest in recording any songs written by fellow teen Archie.” This could be Murray’s breakout role, should the series be a hit, because she’s relatively new to the biz, with just a couple of short films, and appearing an episode of “The Following” on her resume.
Givens has been cast as Riverdale’s Mayor Sierra McCoy in the Greg Berlanti-produced series. Mayor McCoy also happens to be Josie McCoy’s (Ashleigh Murray’s) mother in the series, and she’s described as powerful and fabulous, chic and driven, working hard to keep Riverdale in check, following a mysterious death, as the town’s upcoming 75th Jubilee Celebration draws near.
The one-hour drama has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.
The entire cast of characters from the comic books will make their way to the TV series, which is written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and co-produced by Warner Brothers Studios.
“Riverdale” will be a mid-season replacement in early 2017.