iPOP Alumni Madelaine Petsch returned to screen this week for the season six premiere of Riverdale. In the new season, Madelaine will play a central role in the new season's storyline.
The series showrunner has not revealed additional details about the upcoming season aside from what has already been released. However, Madeleine's character stepped into the central storyline of the series at the end of season 5. Starring as Cheryl Blossom, the new season shows Madeleine's character bringing in a supernatural aspect to the series.
Riverdale premiered on The CW in 2017 as a reimagining of the classic Archie Comics before quickly gaining popularity. The series follows Archie Andrews and his group of friends as they uncover the darkness hidden behind their small town's seemingly picture-perfect facade. The show's main cast also includes KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse. On the shows time-jump and character changes like Madeleine's, the series showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said the following:
“One of the fun things about this event arc is that we are getting to invest in our characters and kind of move their stories forward.”
Madelaine achieved success after attending iPOP LA, the twice-annual event based in Los Angeles, CA. She is best known for her role as Cheryl Blossom in the hit CW series Riverdale. Madeleine's most recent thriller Sightless in which she stars as the character Ellen is now streaming. Fans can also expect to see her in the title role for another thriller based on the best-selling novel Clare at 16, which is in pre-production. She also recently produced the documentary Meat Me Halfway, which premieres next month. Madelaine is repped by Mosaic, CAA, and attorney Chad M. Christopher.
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