1:23pm PT by Lesley Goldberg, Kate Stanhope
'Looking' Star Raul Castillo Joins The CW's 'Riverdale' (Exclusive)
Looking star Raul Castillo is moving to Riverdale.
The actor has joined The CW's upcoming Archie comics adaptation in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set in present day, Riverdale offers a subversive take on Archie (K.J. Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and their friends. The midseason drama takes a closer look at the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
Castillo will play Oscar, a serious, successful songwriter from New York who is also a visiting professor at Carson College, located in Riverdale. Cool and exacting, Oscar agrees to audition Archie in the hopes of possibly mentoring the aspiring singer-songwriter — but does Archie have true musical chops? Castillo will make his series debut in episode five.
Best known for his role as Richie on the acclaimed HBO comedy Looking, Castillo's other credits include Gotham, Easy and the Ricky Gervais film Special Correspondents. He is repped by CAA, TMT Entertainment Group and attorney Rick Genow.
Riverdale hails from executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Berlanti Productions.
Riverdale is set to bow midseason on The CW.