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Casey Cott upgraded to regular status as Kevin Keller on Riverdale

Keller is first gay character in history of Archie Comics franchise

Casey Cott upgraded to regular status as Kevin Keller on Riverdale
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Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) sharesd a secret kiss with a gang member on Riverdale

Fans of The CW’s Riverdale will be seeing a lot more of the show’s gay character Kevin Keller when the show returns for its second season.

Casey Cott, the actor who plays the funny and snarky Kevin, has been promoted to series regular, according to TVLine.

It became clear in the series premiere earlier this year that Kevin was a character who would speak his mind.

The first words we hear from Kevin were these: ‘Oh. My. God. Archie got hot!’

He later surmised: ‘Archie’s swell. But like most millennial straight guys, he has to be told what he wants.’

Keller is the son of Riverdale’s town sheriff and is the first openly gay character in the history of the Archie Comics franchise.

The franchise takes place in the fictional town of Riverdale and includes such characters as Reggie, Veronica, Jughead, Betty and, of course, Archie.

The TV series takes a subversive look at the familiar characters and the darker side of what is going on beneath the wholesome Riverdale image.

This season, Kevin had a romance this with Joaquin, a member of the Southside Serpents biker gang.

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