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Cannes Rising Star: How ‘Riverdale’ Actor Charles Melton Landed a Plum Role in Todd Haynes’ ‘May December’

In the summer of 2022, Charles Melton, who is best known for playing Reggie Mantle on the long-running and popular CW teen soap Riverdale, found himself in an unexpected position. “I was standing outside the door and I heard Julie and Todd talking. I just couldn’t believe where I was,” he remembers. The “Julie” and “Todd” in […]

Study: Movies, TV Shows Filmed in Vancouver Underrepresented Women, People of Color

U.S. producers shooting TV series like Riverdale, Yellowjackets and The Flash in and around Vancouver have made that city among North America’s top production hubs for Hollywood.   But a study from the Union of British Columbia Performers, representing local actors, and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, has found American film and […]

Camila Mendes Gets Candid About Her Eating Disorder During Season One of ‘Riverdale’: “It Was This Terrible Cycle”

Camila Mendes is sharing her struggles with an eating disorder and eventually getting the help she needed. The Do Revenge actress told Eileen Kelly on Thursday’s episode of the Going Mental podcast that she has grappled with body image issues at different points in her life, but that it returned during the first season of […]

‘Riverdale’ Actor Ryan Grantham Gets Life in Prison for Killing Mother

Vancouver actor Ryan Grantham, 24, has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2020 murder of his mother. The life prison term is mandatory for Grantham’s second degree murder conviction, and Justice Kathleen Ker ruled he must serve 14 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole, according to Chris Johnson of Vancouver legal […]

This Week in TV: ‘Paper Girls,’ Sharks, ‘Riverdale’ Finale

Amazon keeps its hand in the comic book adaptation game with Paper Girls, Shark Week continues and a pair of CW series have finales (one for good). They’re among the TV and streaming highlights for July 27-Aug. 2. Below is The Hollywood Reporter’s rundown of premieres, returns and specials over the next seven days. It would […]

‘Riverdale’ to End With Season 7 on The CW

It’s the end of the line for Riverdale. The CW announced Thursday that the series will end with its seventh season. The show is set for a midseason berth and will premiere in early 2023. Riverdale, created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, became a breakout for The CW after its 2017 debut — aided by a streaming […]

‘All American,’ ‘The Flash’ Among 7 Early Renewals at The CW

The CW has handed out a number of early renewals for its most prized scripted originals. While the Mark Pedowitz-led broadcaster traditionally renews the bulk of its slate early, the network — which is currently up for sale by owners WarnerMedia and Paramount — has granted additional seasons for only seven of its 19 scripted […]

Archie Comics Names Mike Pellerito Editor-in-Chief (Exclusive)

Archie Comics, the publisher that is home to Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead, has a new editor-in-chief. Mike Pellerito, a 22-year veteran of the company, has been named the fourth person to hold the title in Archie’s 80-plus year history. Pellerito succeeds the late Victor Gorelick, who died in February 2020 after 60 years with […]

‘Riverdale’ Actress Marisol Nichols Talks About Going Undercover to Stop Human Trafficking

Marisol Nichols’ career has landed her on shows like Riverdale, NCIS and GCB. But perhaps her most powerful roles yet have been performed behind the scenes: Since 2014, the actress has been working undercover to catch human traffickers. “I started learning about human trafficking and hearing these horrific stories about child brothels around 2011, and […]

TikToker Griffin Johnson to Star in, Produce ‘Diamond in the Rough’ From Creator+

TikTok star Griffin Johnson will lead and produce Diamond in the Rough, the second feature from Creator+, a studio and streaming platform catered toward digital creators and Gen Z viewers. Samantha Boscarino of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie will play the lead role of Ariana Alvarez who after the death of her parents joins a swanky […]

‘Superman & Lois’ to Help Launch ‘Naomi’ as CW Sets Midseason Premieres

The CW will have an all-DC footprint on Tuesday nights in early 2022, with the second season of Superman & Lois helping to launch new series Naomi. Both shows will premiere in January, taking over the night from The Flash and Riverdale after their brief fall runs. The network has also a February premiere All […]

‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Comic ‘Big Ethel Energy’ to Debut In September (Exclusive)

Ethel Muggs is getting the solo comic treatment this September in a new series from Archie Comics and WEBTOON. Big Ethel Energy will showcase a grown-up version of the classic Riverdale character, featuring the works of writer Keryl Brown Ahmed and artist Siobhan Keenan. “We’re so excited for this partnership with WEBTOON,” said Archie Comics senior […]