Riverdale, the Archie comic adaptation is one of the most anticipated new shows of 2017. And the hype is in no short part thanks to the casting of Cole Sprouse. The former Disney Channel star is set to play Jughead Jones, former best friend to lead character Archie and show narrator.
The subject of sexuality surrounding Riverdale has been in the news lately including Veronica actress shutting down a prospective relationship between Betty and Veronica which fans have wanted. And there have been rumours that the character of Jughead Jones could be portrayed as asexual but Sprouse told Hollywood Life that Jughead will…
Will have romances with women…and burgers…I think maybe the development of that narrative could also be something very interesting and very unique and still resonate with people, and not step on anyone’s toes. I think sexuality especially is one of those fluid things where often times we find who we are through certain things that happen in our lives… something like that needs to happen in season one for Jughead to eventually realise that kind of narrative, I’d love to play with that too.”
Of course the CW is known for its diversity when it comes to sexuality so it’s possible that things will develop in later seasons but make sure you check out the premiere on the 26th