When news first broke that Riverdale was recasting one of their own, it left fans wondering how long we’d have to wait before we saw who would become the new Reggie. Luckily for us, that answer was not long. Chris Melton will become Archie’s new enemy on Riverdale.
Melton takes over for Ross Butler, who played Reggie in Season 1. Reggie — a loudmouth bully who’s constantly in competition with Archie — is a core character in the original comics, but he was rarely seen on Riverdale due to Butler’s busy schedule. Butler is a series regular on Netflix’s teen drama 13 Reasons Why, and with that show getting a Season 2 renewal, Riverdalewas forced to search for a new Reggie.
Melton, who will recur in Season 2, has previous TV credits on FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel (as the womanizing Mr. Wu) and Fox’s Glee.
Ross Butler, the original Reggie, endorses the new casting choice below:
— Ross Butler (@RossButler) May 13, 2017