Karl Walcott gets a role in 'Riverdale'
Quebec comedian Karl Walcott lands a recurring role in the next season of the popular American teen series Riverdale, airing in Canada on Netflix.
He will play Clay Walker, a studious teenager, artist, literate, who has traveled a lot, according to what reports Deadline, which announces at the same time as the American actor Nicholas Barasch also joins the series.
Karl Walcott's character in Riverdale comes from a loving family and is a champion of social justice. He is very open-minded in his art and in his sexuality. A remarkable friendship will link him to another queer character in the series, Kevin Keller.
The actor is recognized in Quebec for having played one of the main characters in the children's series Le chalet, broadcast on VRAK from 2015 to 2019. Catherine Brunet, his former playing partner, congratulated him on Instagram today. The actor has also been seen in Demain des hommes, Cerebrum, Big Brother Celebrities and, more recently, in the Xavier series Dolan, The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Up.
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The seventh season of Riverdale will be the last. The season will begin with a significant time jump: the main characters will be back in high school, but in 1955.
Recall that Riverdale is a free adaptation of the Archie comic book series. It stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.