Mädchen Amick who plays Cooper family matriarch Alice on The CW's hit series Riverdale revealed the first look at the newest member of the family, Chic, on social media. At the end of the show's first season Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Polly (Tiera Skovbye) learned they had a brother named Chic who their parents gave up for adoption after getting pregnant in high school. Newcomer Hart Denton was cast as the "rough around the edges" character with a mysterious past who is set to reunite with his family in the show's currently airing second season.
In the Archie comics Chic is Betty's older brother who is often seen going off on adventures with Archie and his friends, usually as the one who can drive. However, the character was never around very often because of his job working as a secret agent for the United States government. It seems unlikely that either of those comic characteristics will play a part in his role on Riverdale, but you never know. The series has demonstrated a knack for introducing seemingly outlandish storylines and somehow making them work within the eerie small-town confines of the show's setting, so finding out that Chic is a teen agent wouldn't be completely out of left field.
Amick took to Instagram to welcome the newest member of the Cooper family into the cast. She posted an image featuring herself and Denton from set. "Buckle-up sweet boy, it's going to be a wild ride," Momma Cooper promises in her caption (seen below):
Look who I found roaming the halls of #Riverdale High... one of the sweetest humans I’ve ever met! ? Plz help me welcome our latest addition to the #Cooper family @hartdenton -aka- #ChicCooper ...buckle-up sweet boy, it’s gonna be a wild ride!!!
Chic is set to appear midway through Riverdale's second season. According to creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Twitter page the show has just begun filming its eleventh episode titled 'The Wrestler'. Could this be where we are first introduced to the missing Cooper? Or will he appear to interrupt the Cooper's Christmas in episode 9, 'Silent Night, Deadly Night'?
No family on Riverdale is particularly stable, from the remaining Blossom women, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and her mother Penelope (Nathalie Boltt) to Veronica (Camila Mendes) and the return of her father Hiram (Mark Consuelos) from prison. The introduction of a long lost family member is always a good way to shake things up and it will be interesting to see how Chic's arrival affects the Coopers, and what secrets he brings with him.
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW.
Source: Mädchen Amick