It’s a wicked time for Camila Mendes…
The CW’s Riverdale is taking on Broadway in season 2, with a musical episode set to air this spring, and the 23-year-old Brazilian American will tap into her dark side.
The episode — which will air on April 18 at 8:00 pm ET on The CW — focuses on Riverdale High’s production of Stephen King‘s Carrie: The Musical and will feature 11 songs.
The production is directed by Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) and will feature Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) in the lead role of telekinetically-inclined high school outcast Carrie White. Veronica Lodge (Mendes) is set to play mean-girl antagonist Chris, while Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) play high school sweethearts Sue and Tommy.
The announcement was made via Instagram, displays a playfully drawn-on cast list.
While this isn’t the first time the Riverdale kids have sung on screen — Archie sang some original tracks in season 1, Mendes’ Veronica performed with Josie and the Pussycats, and Betty had her own seductive rendition of Tears for Fears‘ “Mad World” in the first half of season 2 – this will be the first time they tackle single Broadway music.