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Riverdale, To Replace Ross Butler As ‘Reggie’ Due To Schedule Conflicts

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Actor Ross Butler, who plays the fan-favorite villain on The new CW drama, can’t commit to more episodes of Riverdale next season, so executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says they’re now searching for the next ‘perfect’ Reggie.

“We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked,” series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said through a statement in TVLine.

“[Next season], we want ‘more’ Reggie on our show — he’s Archie’s rival! — and because Ross is unavailable to come back to Riverdale, we’re looking for a new Reggie. Those are big shoes to fill, but we’re confident we can find an actor who is as funny and sexy as Ross. And of course we all wish Ross the best.”

The actor is a regular on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which is likely to earn a second-season pickup. While the show is based on a novel that didn’t have a sequel, its author has said that he toyed with the idea of writing a follow-up, and that he hoped there would be a second season for the show air.

While Reggie is a major character in the Archie comics — and was actually significant enough to be in the theme song to The Archie Show, an animated series which ran for 17 episodes in 1968 and 1969. He is one of the possible ‘casualties’ of the upcoming “On the Edge” storyline, in which Archie Comics has promised consequences for a Riverdale Resident.

Butler could end up being the second major role in Riverdale to leave the show. 🌈

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