Hello. This post is just a excuse to run pictures of Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler.
But seriously, news comes from TVLine that Butler’s character Reggie in Riverdale is getting recast for season 2 of the popular “Archie Comics” adaptation. And after seeing Butler in the hit series 13 Reasons Why (I had to do a double-take when I first saw him in that, because I thought it was still Reggie), I completely understand why.
First, the official reason for Butler’s absence next season, per series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa:
“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…”
I’m calling it here first: I think the 26-year-old Butler is going to be a huge star. He got a lot of positive exposure for his work in 13 Reasons Why (which debuted in March), and already has an huge active fan community online. Chances are, there’s probably going to be a “13 Reasons Why 2,” and he will have an even bigger role in that than the original. But I also think this guy is going to get cast in some movies pronto.
I mean, Marvel Studios or Lucasfilm or Warner Bros. or those peeps who make the “Fast and Furious” films should just write the contract up now.