According to Michael Ausiello over at TVLine, Riverdale‘s resident Reggie isn’t sticking around much longer but that doesn’t mean the character is being written off the show. Ross Butler, the young actor currently playing Archie’s rival and fellow football star, is also a regular cast member of 13 Reasons Why and because of his multiple commitments Season 1 of Riverdale couldn’t include the character in as many episodes as would have happened otherwise.
Riverdale showrunner explains:
“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. [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.”
Hmmm… does ’13 Reasons Why’ really need a second season?
Um, no one needs a second season of 13 Reasons Why… https://t.co/mn7rJEm3Iw
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 25, 2017
will the second season of 13 Reasons Why introduce us to the person illegally tattooing all of these underage teens
— helena cell (@pilotbacon) April 25, 2017
"Butler is a series regular on Netflix’s breakout hit 13 Reasons Why, which is a lock to get a Season 2 pickup." Sigh. No one needs that! https://t.co/UeKPqguggK
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) April 25, 2017