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Hart Denton Cast as Betty Cooper’s Long-Lost Brother on Riverdale, Season 2

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The Cooper family will be growing on Riverdale, season two. TVLine.com reports that Hart Denton has been cast as Betty Cooper’s long-lost brother, Chic, and will be joining the cast of The CW’s hit drama “midway through the upcoming season” and will be a reoccurring guest star.


Not much is known about the blond-haired cutie that’s going to play the baby Betty’s mom gave up for adoption when she was in high school, unfortunately. According to his IMDB, Hart only acted in his first role in 2016, and only has two major projects to his name so far.

Back in May, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wouldn’t confirm for sure if fans should expect to see Chic on season two.

“When you do things like mention a secret brother, which is so soapy, I think you have to introduce that character,” he said. “Hopefully, you can introduce them in the most dramatic, unexpected way, which is what we’re possibly going to do with this guy. […] It takes a real, die-hard Archie fan to know that Betty has a brother named Chic Cooper. So if Betty has a secret brother, it might have something to do with the Chic Cooper from the comic books. Maybe!”


But Hart isn’t the only newcomer joining the Riverdale crew for the upcoming season. Charles Melton is replacing Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Mark Consuelos will play Veronica Lodge’s ~mystery dad~, and Graham Phillips is coming on board as the brunette’s old classmate/ex-boyfriend from her days in New York City.

The news of Betty’s brother was a MAJOR shocker during Riverdale‘s season one finale, so we cannot wait to see how he shakes things up among our favorite crew.

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