The new guy playing Reggie on ‘Riverdale’ says he was told not to watch the original actor from season 1

The new guy playing Reggie on 'Riverdale' says he was told not to watch the original actor from season 1
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Both shows are based on already beloved stories. As you’re most likely already aware, Riverdale is based on the beloved Archie Comics characters, setting them all in a modern-day retelling, giving the characters a whole new twist. 13 Reasons Why is based on the Young Adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher and producer Selena Gomez, along with her mom Mandy Teefey, snagged the rights to the book when they discovered it back in 2009, although it was published in 2007.
Insider of auditioning for the show. “It’s not typical for somebody to replace another character, but based off of this storyline and what the previous actor did, [Reggie] wasn’t really established, so it opened up an opportunity for me to put my own spin on things.”
“Riverdale” returns Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

The 26-year-old actor added that he would like to see the hashtag #MyReggie more once the show returns. His experiences have since expanded to real-life interactions.He saw the hashtag online after it was announced that he was replacing Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle for the series’ second season.Twitter accounts to Tumblr pages, they are — by far — Riverdale’s most popular ship. But it looks like there might be some rough waters ahead in Season 2 for the crime-fighting duo. Scroll through for a Bughead breakdown.Melton joins a cast that includes KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse.

“My little sister gave me a hard time whenever I was visiting back home,” Mantle said. “She took a picture of me on her Snapchat and was like, ‘#NotMyReggie.’ But it’s cool, though. People are passionate, and the fans are die-hard … It’s amazing.”befriend a Southside High girl, leaving room for rough waters when it comes to Bughead. 

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“People stop me on the street and ask for my picture, and I’m like, ‘I haven’t even aired yet,'” he joked.

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