Twin Peaks alumna Mädchen Amick has been cast as Betty’s mom Alice Cooper in Riverdale, the CW pilot based on the Archie Comics characters from producer Greg Berlanti.
Set in present time, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Amick’s Cooper is editor of the local paper, described as a steely perfectionist who places exceedingly high expectations on her daughter, Betty (Reinhart).
Amick recently recurred on American Horror Story: Hotel and the Netflix comedy Love. She will reprise her role as Shelly Johnson from the original Twin Peaks series in the upcoming new installment on Showtime. Amick is repped by Gersh and KW Entertainment.
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