Riverdale Season 2 begins today, Wednesday, Oct. 11 on the CW. Casey Cott, the actor who plays Archie’s gay pal Kevin Keller, just revealed that Keller gets a new love interest this upcoming season.
In a new interview with Teen Vogue, Cott revealed that Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie Comics history, will be getting a new love interest.
He says, “First of all, there will be lots of drama with how we left off with season one, both with Fred (Archie’s father) being shot and with all the interpersonal relationships – Kevin figuring out what’s going on with Betty, [and] dealing with his father.”
During the first season, Keller dated Joaquin who was forced to flee Riverdale to avoid prosecution for helping dispose the dead body of Jason Blossom, the captain of the school water polo team who died under mysterious circumstances. But don’t worry. Keller won’t be staying single for long because in Season Two he’ll be getting a new flame to experiment with.
“The love interests Kevin has in season two are different. I think what’s cool about Kevin in season two is we kind of explore many different kinds of love interests, the same way that high schoolers do.”
He adds, “Some are people you just meet, but are quick; sometimes you find a long-lasting relationship. We kind of delved into a few different kinds of relationships in Season Two. I think a bigger, more long-term relationship is coming for Kevin very soon.”
Cott also spoke about the positive effect Keller’s character has had on fans and actors in the industry. He said, “I think the reaction has been overwhelmingly just amazing, from friends of mine, to fans, to other actors in the industry.”
He adds, “With our show, the amount of positive reactions we’ve gotten from each character, and specifically Kevin, has just been amazing.”
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