Molly Ringwald is Archie’s Mom on Riverdale!

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Well, that’s a blast from the past. Molly Ringwald, better known to audiences for her iconic roles in Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club will be playing Archie’s mom on Riverdale.

And hey, red hair. Makes sense.

Ringwald is slated to appear in two episodes in the CW comic-inspired show, starting with the 10th episode of Season 1.

What do we know about Mary Andrews? Well, she left town two years before the show premieres, and she’s set to come back in her family’s “hour of need,” to reconnect not only with her son Archie (K.J. Apa) and her husband, Fred (Luke Perry), but also with her  former high school gal-pals Hermione and Alice.

Riverdale puts a new spin on Archie lore, bringing back beloved characters like Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), and this time putting them at the center of a murder mystery.

Riverdale premieres Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9/8c.





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