First Look at KJ Apa as "Riverdale's" Archie

Mon, March 21st, 2016 at 7:13am PST | Updated: March 21st, 2016 at 7:15am

Kevin Melrose, Editor

The first image has surfaced of "Riverdale" star KJ Apa as a red-haired Archie Andrews, looking like artist Fiona Staples' take on the character come to life.

The photo, originally published on Just Jared Jr., caught the actor on a break Saturday from filming the CW drama pilot.

Written by Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Riverdale offers a "subversive" take on the world of Archie Comics.

Apa is joined in the pilot by Camilia Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Daniel Yang as Dilton Doiley, Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason, Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols as Mrs. Lodge, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews.

(via ComicsAlliance)

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