Riverdale has found its Edgar Evernever and it is none other than One Tree Hill alum Chad Michael Murray.
TVLine reports that Murray, who starred as Lucas Scott from 2003 to 2012 on the CW drama before moving on to projects like Agent Carter, will fill the role of the much-discussed-but-as-of-yet-unseen cult leader on Riverdale. As always, this is excellent casting, Riverdale.
“As the enigmatic leader of the cult-like Farm, Edgar arrives in Riverdale to spread his teachings and heal the ravaged soul of this once wholesome town,” reads the character’s official description. “Edgar is a charming, handsome guru, but is he hiding a more sinister agenda?”
Yes, yes he is.
While we’ve yet to see Edgar on the show, he has certainly proven himself very adept at convincing others to do things (as all cult leaders tend to be). Alice Cooper in particular seems susceptible to his suggestions, recently donating all of Betty’s college savings to the Farm. Oy vey.
Riverdale is currently on a mini-hiatus, but will be back on February 27th with a new episode. The drama based on Archie Comics continues to be one of The CW’s breakout hits. In addition to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina spinoff currently making waves on Netflix, The CW just announced that a Katy Keene spinoff is in development.
Riverdale, which is currently in its third season, has already been confirmed for a Season 4.