Riverdale Season 5 Casts Veronica Lodge’s Husband(?!)

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Sorry Varchie fans.

When Riverdale does its much talked about time skip in season 5, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) will have a new Wall Street husband. According to Deadline, who first reported the news, Broadchurch‘s Chris Mason will be the one to play Chad Gecko.

Wow. That name just screams…punch me.

Chad is described as an “Alpha Dog Wall Street bro who’s very controlling and jealous. He’s especially threatened by Veronica’s friendship with Archie and her life in Riverdale.” So Chad sounds like an abusive douchebag, great to know.

Another role that we’re waiting to hear casting for Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) “trainwreck-y hipster live-in girlfreind”. Oh boy. No one’s in a good place with the timeskip, huh?

Riverdale returns for season 5 on Jan. 20 at 8/7c on The CW.

Bec Heim