Skeet Ulrich Wants Neve Campbell to Join the Cast of Riverdale

Skeet Ulrich, who plays FP Jones, the father of Jughead (Cole Sprouse) on the CW series Riverdale, has an idea of who the show should cast as Jughead's mom. And the idea is so good, you might Scream. Ulrich told TVLine that he thinks they should get his 1996 film Scream co-star Neve Campbell for the part.

"I mean, God, I think Neve [Campbell] would be really interesting. I know she's busy doing some films and stuff like that, so I don't know if that's a possibility. But yeah, I think she'd be very intriguing."

Jughead's mom is one of the characters we've yet to meet in the series. The story is that she moved to Toledo before the show started and took Jughead's younger sister Jellybean with her. There's been no indication that the character will be seen soon, but Ulrich likes the idea of the nostalgic casting.

"She's very talented, and I think the reference to Scream would really tickle people."

The producers have already picked Luke Perry and Molly Ringwald to be Archie's parents and got Madchen Amick to play Alice Cooper (Betty's mom, not the rock star). Campbell has most recently been seeing in the Netflix series House of Cards, but (spoilers) her character of LeAnn Harvey died at the end of last season, leaving her somewhat free for other roles.

Neve Campbell
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The casting of Riverdale's parents is already littered with references to earlier films and TV shows — Luke Perry and Molly Ringwald play Archie's parents, with Twin Peaks alum Madchen Amick co-starring as Betty's mom Alice — so the addition of Campbell would fit in nicely with that theme. Plus, her House of Cards character was killed off at the end of last season — so she's available. Riverdale producers, are you listening?

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