Ross Butler – the super-sexy Asian sensation who WOW’ed as Zach in 13 Reasons Why, ROCKED MY WORLD as Nathan on Teen Wolf, and currently SLAYS as Reggie on the hit CW series Riverdale – is such a breakout star that he’s TOO BIG for one show to contain him.
TVLine is reporting that producers Riverdale have had to recast the role of Archie’s foe Reggie ahead of Season 2 as a result of scheduling issues with Ross.
“We love what Ross did with the role of Reggie [this season], but because of his commitments to other projects, we couldn’t use him nearly as much as we would have liked,” series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement to TVLine. “[Next season], we want more Reggie on our show — he’s Archie’s rival! — and because Ross is unavailable to come back to Riverdale, we’re looking for a new Reggie. Those are big shoes to fill, but we’re confident we can find an actor who is as funny and sexy as Ross. And of course we all wish Ross the best.”
Is that “scheduling conflict” perhaps a season two of 13 Reasons Why? In which we find out what really happened to Alex? Or the fate of Justin?
Whatever the reason, it’ll be a shame to see Riverdale without Ross.