The CW series Riverdale, a dark and racy modern adaptation of the Archie Comics characters, has added actor Graham Phillips to the cast for season two. Phillips will be playing Nick St. Clair, an old classmate/ex-boyfriend of Veronica Lodge (Camilla Mendes) from her days in New York City. This is going to make things a bit more complicated, as Veronica's new romance with Archie Andrews (K. J. Apa) has just started.
Phillips is set to appear in two episodes, so not a full on love triangle, but enough of a visit to shake things up.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said:
"Nick is an old classmate of Veronica's from New York, and despite his parent-pleasing veneer, he is a wolf in sheep's clothing: a hard-partying Lothario with dark desires and an unchecked sense of privilege. His arrival in Riverdale will threaten Archie's relationship with Veronica, and may even put some of our characters at risk."
Phillips appeared in all seven seasons of CBS's The Good Wife as Zach Florrick, son of main character Alicia (Julianna Margulies). He's also appeared on Secrets and Lies, Guidance and White Collar. Phillips provided the voice for Ben Tennyson in the movie Ben 10: Race Against Time.
Riverdale Season 2 premieres October 11th at 9 p.m ET on the CW.