Fans attending the Riverdale panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday were among the first to learn of cast members being added to the show. Gina Gershon and Trinity Linkins will play recurring roles of Jughead’s mother and sister, who together “shake things up” with their sneaky behavior.
- Gina Gershon plays Jughead’s mother, Gladys Jones, a “businesswoman” who runs the salvage yard (chop shop) that doubles as a Serpent compound, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives them an order. A Serpent with a GED, she acts as Fagin to a crew of teenaged car parts thieves.
- Trinity Likins is set for the role of Jughead’s sister, Jellybean “JB” Jones. She is wise beyond her years, and her favorite bands are Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. Jellybean lives with her biker mom in Toledo where they run scams to make ends meet. And like mother like daughter: Jellybean — who goes by JB now — is quite the little con artist herself.
Riverdale will begin its third season Wednesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW.