Big RIVERDALE Casting News – Archie’s Mom is coming to town…

….and she has a VERY familiar face.

Molly Ringwald (PRETTY IN PINK, SIXTEEN CANDLES, SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, to name just a few) is joining the RIVERDALE cast in the recurring role of Mary Andrews.

To Archie Comics fans, that’s certainly a familiar name: she’s none other than Archie’s mama! According to a description of her character Ringwald’s Mary “left Riverdale two years ago to follow her dreams,” and returns “to town in her family’s hour of need. She not only reconnects with Archie and her husband, Fred, but also her former high school gal-pals Hermione and Alice, just in time for a Homecoming Dance.”

She’ll appear in two episodes, with what sounds like more possible should the show continue beyond their initial 13.


RIVERDALE will air on The CW Thursdays at 9, staring January 26. Stay tuned to MToT for our RIVERDALE preview, featuring Comic Con interviews with the cast and creative teams, in the new year!