Robin Givens Joins ‘Riverdale’ Cast on The CW
Robin Givens is returning to television via her first co-starring role since 1996’s Sparks. The former Head of the Class actress has been cast to play Mayor Sierra McCoy in Riverdale, the upcoming CW drama based on the Archie comic book series.
McCoy is described as not only powerful and fabulous, but also the mother of soon-to-be-world-famous singer Josie, of Joise & the Pussycats. Givens’ character will be introduced in the second episode of Riverdale, which is slated for a mid-season debut (January 2017).
Those of you familiar with Josie & the Pussycats know it was Valerie, not Josie that was black. However, in Riverdale, they’ve cast actress Ashleigh Murray to play Josie, as I’m not personally sure Valerie ever appeared in the Archie comics.