Juan Riedinger is boarding the cast of “Riverdale” as Archie’s brand-new arch nemesis named Dodger.
The character is described as “a local thug who becomes a nemesis for Archie,” according to The CW.
Riedinger will appear at some point in Season 4, which premieres on October 9 on The CW. The network previously announced that the first episode of the new season will be a tribute to late actor Luke Perry, who played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews. Perry’s “Beverly Hills 90210” co-star Shannen Doherty will make an appearance on the tribute episode.
The last we saw of “Riverdale” was the third season finale, titled “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night,” which centers around the Gargoyle King. We learned that it probably isn’t Hiram Lodge, but it might be — his true identity is yet to be disclosed.
Riedinger was most recently seen on two different TNT shows — as Joe Dupree on “Claws,” which follows manicurists at a nail salon in Central Florida, and as Teo on “Good Behavior,” which follows a con-artist trying to live a clean life. The actor has also appeared on Netflix’s drug-cartel series “Narcos” as Carlos Lehder, and on CBC’s “The Romeo Section.” His film credits include “Jennifer’s Body” and “Black Christmas.”
Based on the Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater are executive producers.
The Season 3 premiere of “Riverdale” air October 9 at 8/7c on The CW.