Looks like Josie won’t be the only McCoy in town. According to Deadline, The CW’s Riverdale, has just cast Robin Givens as Mayor Sierra McCoy. And if she’s anything like her daughter, we better watch out. Fierce, strong, and fabulous didn’t just arrive out of no where!
When Mayor McCoy makes her first appearance in the second episode she’ll be dealing with the death of Jason Blossom, the town’s 75th Jubilee Celebration, and her musically talented daughter. It’s going to be a careful balance of keeping the towns best interests at heart while covering whatever mysteries Riverdale hides. Like all the other adults in this sleepy little town, she has to be in the know of the secrets it keeps.
Here’s hoping Mayor McCoy isn’t interested in fame like previous Archie Comics Mayor Glib. Or gets any competition from Archie’s archenemy, Hiram Lodge, who runs at one point in the comics and happens to be Veronica’s father.
The CW’s Riverdale, a Greg Berlanti production, stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews. The All-American teen is reeling from the sudden appearance of abs during the summer, his illicit affair with Ms. Grundy (yes, you read that right!) and the changes that are happening in town after the death of Jason Blossom. He’s joined by familiar characters such as best friend Betty Cooper, romantic interest Veronica Lodge, and singer Josie McCoy.
But don’t this teen drama spiel fool you. This isn’t the Archie you know. There are mysteries to be solved, friendships to be formed (looking at you Betty and Veronica and your ACTUAL friendship), and hurdles to cross. Topics such as being gay, addicted to drugs, mental health, suicide, abandonment, and more are addressed in Riverdale.
We can’t wait to see how adding Robin Givens as Mayor Sierra McCoy will change things for the better or for the worse for Archie & friends. *insert ominous music here*
Riverdale premieres in 2017 on The CW.