"Riverdale" Star Cole Sprouse Starring In, Producing Podcast Thriller "Borrasca"

Love The CW's Riverdale but hate that there's not more Jughead? Do you wrap yourself in a blanket and watch reruns of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody because you just can't get enough of sweet baby Cody? Well fear not, friends! Cole Sprouse is on a new project and bringing the smooth dulcet tones of his voice to a radio play – er, podcast.

So, down to brass tacks: the show's called Borrasca and it's written by Rebecca Klingel, who wrote the WGA-nominated Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House as well as the follow-up season to the anthology-like series, Haunting of Bly Manor. QCode is set to produce – best known for podcasts starring names, like Chloe Grace Moretz, Rami Malek, Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, Tessa Thompson, and Markiplier.

Riverdale — "Chapter Fifty: American Dreams" — Image Number: RVD315a_0375b.jpg — Pictured: Cole Sprouse as Jughead — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The eight half-hour episodes follow Sam Walker, who moves to Drisking, Missouri with his family – but it's not long before things in the town start to take a turn toward the sinister. When his sister goes missing, Sam becomes relentless – digging into the town history. His journey takes on a darker tone the deeper he digs into the past. As more teenagers start to go missing, Sam races to unravel the mystery before it's too late.

It sounds a lot like a Riverdale storyline – and I am stoked that we get a half-hour weekly dose of pure Jughead-solving-crimes goodness. Well, at least for a couple months.

I can't help but speculate that Sprouse has some time on his hands… possibly because his time on Riverdale for the season came to a sudden and tragic halt? If you have no idea what I'm referring to, maybe it's time for you to catch up on Riverdale – but be warned! There are spoilers.

Will this be a listen or a pass? It has a lot of promise so far, and I do totally stan Jughead – so keep an ear out for it in April.

About Eden Arnold

Having spent far too much time in front of the television growing up, Eden has lots of opinions about television (as well as movies and everything else). She puts this to good use along with her journalism degree and writing experience with by-lines over the years in many print publications, books, and online media outlets. You can find her on Twitter at @Edenhasopinions

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