We’re still months away from the premiere of Riverdale Season 3, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little casting speculation. The show has already introduced a ton of Archie Comics characters (though notably, not Sabrina Spellman), and it looks like one more might be coming next season, none other than Evelyn Evernever.
Yep, that’s right! Joining Papa Poutine, Sweet Pea, and the rest of the ridiculously named gang comes a character straight out of “Little Archie” comics. In the books, she’s basically a blonde rabble-rouser and loner who mixes it up with Archie. She’s also recently turned up in “Betty & Veronica: Vixens” as a pal for the motorcycle gang versions of Archie’s best gals.
On the show? As usual, she’ll be decidedly more murdery.
According to a casting breakdown reportedly snagged by That Hashtag Show, which is a show about hashtags:
[EVELYN EVERNEVER]Female, Late Teens – Early 20’s to play Late Teens, Open Ethnicity. Otherworldly, seemingly omnipresent, and a bit odd. She’s eager to befriend Betty, and is surprisingly insightful for her age, but may be hiding dark secrets about herself. (While not required, a possible direction for the role is a girl who is physically reminiscent of “Betty”.) MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR.
This casting breakdown has made some fans think the Evelyn Evernever character is code for Sabrina Spellman. But that’s not going to happen (sorry), because Sabrina will be played by Kiernan Shipka on the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series on Netflix.
Back to Evelyn Evernever, though. Sounds like maybe Betty (Lili Reinhart) is about to get single white female’d, if this casting breakdown is accurate. That’s the big question, of course… There are ways to obtain these breakdowns, but often they’re fill of misinformation – or the character changes once they’re brought to screen. So like with anything this far in advance (the show returns on October 10), take this news with a grain of salt.
Or at least with a healthy dose of Jingle Jangle.
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