'Riverdale': Gina Gershon tapped for the role of Jughead's mom in season 3
Gina Gershon, known for playing the antagoist in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' willl play Jughead's mom, who runs a salvage yard that doubles as a Serpent compound
The premiere of 'Riverdale' season 3 is here and now we know who is playing the role of much-talked-about Gladys Jones, Jughead Jones' mother. Gina Gershon, known for her appearances in 'Bound,' 'Showgirls,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' has taken a new role in the Archie comic book adaptation series 'Riverdale.'
You may remember her as the antagonist in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' but this time she is slated for a role as Jughead's mother. According to TV Line, the character is not exactly clean-cut and “runs the salvage yard that doubles as a Serpent compound, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives them an order”. The description goes on to read; “A Serpent with a GED, she acts as Fagin to a crew of teenage car parts thieves.”
Viewers have never seen her as she was only mentioned by name in previous seasons along with Jughead's sister Forsythia “Jellybean” Jones aka JB. JB will be played by newcomer Trinity Rose Likins.
Jellybean was described as “wise beyond her years” with a love of Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. Gladys and Jellybean will be living in Toledo running scams in a bid to make a living and pay the bills. Just like her mother, Jellybean is something of a con-artist, which could have an impact on her older brother. However, 'Riverdale' fans will have to wait for a while before this other Jones appears in the new series as she is expected to be making her debut around episode eight or nine, which would be the mid-season finale.
The two casting announcements were made at the New York Comic-Con on October 7, following the July 2018 San Diego Comic-Con news that Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito's Way, American Crime) would play the attorney prosecuting a murder case against Archie himself.
The nine-episode Season 3 is to begin on October 10.