One of the most exciting things about watching The CW's Riverdale is seeing which Archie Comics characters will make it into the show. For instance, season two gave us Chic, Toni Topaz, and Hiram Lodge, while season three introduced us to Evelyn Evernever, Gladys Jones, Jellybean, and the flirtatious Laurie Lake. We also know that we'll be seeing Evelyn's dad, Edgar Evernever, on the second half of season three (although not much is known about his role). Considering the teen drama has already been greenlit for a fourth season, it's safe to say that even more of our favorites from the comics may pop up in the future.
You might have imagined how the popular ship, Bughead, would fare in the presence of Trula Twist, also known as Jughead's stalker and love interest. Or maybe you thought about how Cricket O'Dell would fit into the picture, with her uncanny ability to smell different types of currency. But the one character that most fans really want to see is none other than Kiernan Shipka's Sabrina Spellman, who's been busy battling evil forces on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that any of these characters will visit the mysterious town of Riverdale. But if season three is any indication, we can at least expect a few of these comics characters to join the show:
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In the comics, she's known for being in a very exclusive relationship with Chuck Clayton and she's good friends with Betty and Veronica. She's a cheerleader who works for The Blue and Gold as both a writer and an editor. Plus, she has a passion and talent for art.
Now, if you can recall, when Chuck tried to redeem himself after his downfall on the show, he did mention taking art classes and wanting to draw comics one day. We haven't seen much of Chuck lately, but this honestly feels like the perfect set-up for him and Nancy to meet and fall in love. It also helps that he and Josie are now history.
In the comics, Jughead is pretty misogynistic. But Trula Twist, who he views as his nemesis, is the clever psychology student who makes it her mission to alter his attitude towards women. Her methods, though, are rather questionable, especially since she created J.U.S.T. (Jughead Under Surveillance Team) and practically stalked him. But in the process, the two seemed to develop genuine feelings for one another.
On the show, it seems like Jughead already has enough on his plate. But still, we're so curious to see how the writers would reimagine her character and fit her into the story.
Josie and the Pussycats aren't the only musically talented kids at Riverdale High. Meet Brigitte, the exchange student who goes from being a shy newbie to being one of the most popular girls in school. She's good friends with Veronica and Betty and she has a huge talent for singing. She's also known for dating Dilton Doiley. But since his character already died early on season three, it feels like our chances of seeing her on the show are pretty slim... Unless she's introduced with a twist!
He's the entitled and snobbish manager of Josie and the Pussycats in the comics. It's also worth mentioning that he had a romantic interest in Josie McCoy and was persistent in his advances, even though he was always turned down — aka he was super creepy and predatory.
On the show, Josie and the Pussycats disbanded. They're now known as "Veronica and the Pussycats" because Josie wanted to try her hand at going solo. However, we're still holding out hope that the original group will reunite. That way, they'll eventually cross paths with Alexander, the new manager who can help them reach superstardom. Maybe he can be a Big Bad they takedown though, because... ew.
Well, we can't have Alexander without his equally entitled twin sister, can we? According to the comics, Alexandra's bond with her brother isn't exactly rock solid. And though she has zero musical talent, she's determined to become part of Josie and the Pussycats. However, when Valerie takes the last spot instead of her, she begins to plot her revenge against the music group. Also, she constantly tries to win the affections of Alan Mayberry — even though he's already dating Josie. Her cruel and vindictive ways would definitely make her an interesting villain on the show next to her brother.
On Riverdale, Josie got cozy with Chuck, then she went on to develop feelings for Reggie (although that was pretty short-lived). But in the comics, her love interest is actually a muscular blonde named Alan. He's a folk singer who has always supported Josie and her band, but Alexandra's constant effort to win him over proves to be problematic. We'd totally be up for meeting another gorgeous Riverdale hunk that just happens to fall for Josie — even if it means a possible rivalry with her past "love interest," Reggie.
In the comics, Suzy is the girl who returns to Riverdale and tries to win the affections of Reggie. He's initially hesitant because he remembers how unattractive she was, but of course, that changes when he sees how well she's matured. On Riverdale, Reggie and Josie seemed to be well on their way to a romantic relationship, but for some odd reason, nothing ever became of their makeout session and flirty exchanges. Reggie is technically single at the moment, so what harm would it do to have a childhood classmate/potential love interest enter the picture?
The CW may not have plans to do a Riverdale/Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crossover, but hey, we can still dream, right? Riverdale showrunner once explained that he really wanted both shows to establish "their own identity and their own set of rules," which is understandable. But we can't just forget the fact that an actual Riverdale character (Ben Button) showed up on Ms. Wardwell's doorstep in the Netflix series! It makes us hopeful that the teen witch will at least make a guest appearance or discreet cameo in the future. We'd freak/
If we're lucky enough to see Sabrina, then it's also likely that we'll see her partner in crime, Harvey Kinkle. On Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, he's portrayed by Ross Lynch as Sabrina's charismatic, handsome and compassionate boyfriend. Their bond is honestly the kind that could put Bughead to shame. But more importantly, seeing them team up with the Riverdale gang in some capacity would be pretty epic.
If you're already familiar with the comics, then you already know that Adam is the third member of the infamous Betty/Archie/Adam love triangle. Adam was introduced as the new guy who eventually fell head over heels for Betty. But then Betty began to fall for him, too ,and this created a dilemma because Betty was dating Archie. This, of course, resulted in an ongoing rivalry between Adam and Archie.
On the series, however, Betty moved on to Jughead after being rejected by Archie. And as much as we do adore Bughead, we're kind of hoping to see how things would play out with Adam added as a potential love interest.
Though her character was pretty minor in the Archie comics, she was among the most memorable. Why? Well, because her sense of smell when it comes to money is so impressive it should be considered a superpower.
Some fans suspect that Cheryl's "Aunt Cricket" from season one's "La Grande Illusion" was a nod to the original character, even though she was much older and a member of the Blossom Board of Trustees. But we wouldn't be so sure, considering how Aunt Cricket was literally nothing like the real character. Seeing a version of the actual Cricket O'Dell, who can sniff out monetary values down to the coin, would make for such an interesting addition on Riverdale.
Any fan would agree that Katy Perry could get away with portraying this role because she and the character are practically twins. In the comics, Katy Keene was discovered at 21 and she got her start in modeling. Then, she rose to fame as a singer, model, and actress. It seems like her glamorous life would be a stark contrast to the darker world of Riverdale. But since the showrunners have already done such an epic job of recreating the current characters, we'd expect nothing less with the legendary Katy Keene.
The lovable Li'l Jinx is known for her troublemaking and wild adventures in the Archie comics. But that cute little girl is now a teenager in high school and we get the feeling that she'd make the town of Riverdale so much more interesting. She may be the spontaneous, adventurous girl who's always up for mischief, or maybe she'd be more like a bad luck charm for everyone who crosses her. Either way, the possibilities would be endless because there aren't too many original stories from the comics about Jinx in her teens.
Poor Lil' Ambrose was the wimpy kid that other kids (including Archie, Reggie, and Jughead) just loved to pick on. His desperate attempts to fit in never really worked out, and to make matters worse, he often took his frustration out on girls.
We can totally see an older Ambrose moving to Riverdale, struggling to fit in because he's an outsider. Or if that isn't the case, perhaps he'd be bent on getting revenge for all the times Archie and his crew made his childhood so miserable... It could go either way.
You're probably wondering why Miss Beazley, aka the cafeteria chef, made it to the list. Sure, she doesn't play a hugely significant role in the comics and she's mostly known for being a really awful cook. However, her boldness and wit still make her so memorable. We feel like the show would do an interesting job of recreating backstory and making her a bit more complex.