This is the best casting announcement ever! After taking a break from the entertainment industry to focus on college, Cole Sprouse is officially returning to acting – and he'll be playing the beloved Archie comic book character Jughead in the new CW series, Riverdale.
"Thanks for being patient while I stepped away. I'm pleased to announce my return to acting," Cole tweeted along with the teaser pic of his character you see above.
Cole then took to Instagram to share this thoughts on the casting, and promise that he'll honor the iconic character in every way that he can!
"So as some of you may have already heard, I'm returning to acting. I'm glad to announce I just got cast as Jughead in CW's official Riverdale series -based on the #archie comics," he wrote. "That being said, I'd like to take the time to clarify a couple points about the character and myself moving forward."
"1) To the Archie fans~ As you know, an actor is only one ingredient responsible for the way a character takes shape. Jughead is a very well established and beloved character from a very forward thinking comic series. I personally intend on representing that narrative very faithfully. I'm very aware of what he represents to his fanbase and for character representation as a whole. From my side, I got you guys, and considering the CW is very well versed in comic adaptations, I'm sure they do too. (And yes I plan darkening my hair 👼)," he added. "2) What does this mean for my photography? Nothing will change. I plan on pursuing both acting and photography simultaneously. I will avoid mixing my acting into this account, as nothing is more distasteful than a guy trying to sell beat headphones across 20 photos. You'll still receive the fashion and landscape work. 3) I appreciate you guys stickin with me, even when I left acting. Excited to invade your private space through your TV sets one more time. #jughead @lukefontana."
We can't wait to see the show, and what Cole does with this role.
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