When Riverdale returns for its sophomore season, Reggie Mantle will look a bit different. The part had to be recast due to the breakout success of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. Ross Butler (right) who appears on both shows wasn’t available enough for the sophomore season of The CW series.
The casting department has found someone to follow in Butler’s footsteps. Meet Charles Melton (left). The 26-year-old Alaska native will play Archie’s archnemesis moving forward.
Melton was a model before transitioning to acting. He only has a couple of acting credits to his name including Glee and American Horror Story: Hotel as Mr. Wu.
Check out more pics of Melton below. In case you were curious about his ethnicity, he’s of Korean, Caucasian, and Cherokee descent.
In other Riverdale news, Casey Cott has been promoted to series regular. He plays Betty’s gay BFF Kevin Keller.