Newswire: Brunette advocates rejoice as Riverdale casts its Veronica

Cain or Abel? Good or Evil? Joel, or Mike? These are the manichean dualities that define our reality, the paired entities whose opposition powers the combat-loving heart of the universe. But above them all lurks another dyad, one which demands the answer to the most important question of all (i.e., which of two perfectly lovely young woman should a freckle-faced doofus with hashmarks for hair inflict his romantic attentions upon): Betty? Or Veronica?

Greg Berlanti, the comic-adapting mastermind behind The CW’s new Archie pilot, Riverdale, is apparently finally willing to tackle these deeper mysteries head-on, casting newcomer actress Camila Mendes as the Veronica to Lili Reinhart’s previously hired Betty. The character is being described as “intelligent and confident,” as well as “a silver-tongued high school sophomore who returns to Riverdale from New York, eager to reinvent herself after a scandal involving her father,” suggesting noted cartoon billionaire …

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