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Betty's older brother is on his way to Riverdale, but who will be playing him and what does he look like?
Ever since Alice Cooper revealed she had given birth to a son before Betty and Polly were even born, we knew we would be meeting him at some point in season two. In the Archie comics, Betty’s brother is called Chic (pictured above). He’s blonde, he’s much older and his dad is Hal Cooper but there’s also a fan theory circulating that his father on the show may actually be FP Jones. So with all of that in mind, here are seven actors that could potentially be joining Riverdale as Betty’s brother.
There has been rumour going around the internet that Ross Lynch has joined the cast as Chic Cooper, Betty's blonde brother from the comics. The casting could make sense, seeing as a number of Cole Sprouse's ex-Disney channel pals are being linked to the show (including Dove Cameron) but seeing as Chic is meant to be older than the core gang, Ross looks way too young to pull it off.
It's also been rumoured that Tyler could be joining the cast as Mama Cooper's long lost son and if this proves to be true, his appearance could signal the fact that his real dad could actually be FP Jones, as per that INSANE theory. Hey, "Pretty Little Liars" just wrapped up and he IS looking for a new job after all...
Austin is the perfect age for Betty's older brother. He's got that all-American blonde Cooper aesthetic down to a TEE buuuut he is also still working on "The Shannara Chronicles" so he himself might actually be too busy to take the role.
Eeeeven though he's currently working on "Shadowhunters", casting Dominic Sherwood in the role would be genius. He's almost got the same colour hair as Hal Cooper too, not that an actor's natural hair colour matters on Riverdale, of course... and to be honest, he'd look even more convincing as Betty and Jughead's raven haired half-brother. Just saying.
In the comics, Chic (if that's who Betty's brother is actually going to be) is a tall, strawberry blonde sculpted Adonis and to be honest, who better than Drew Van Acker to portray him on screen?! Sign us up.
Throwing it back to the 'FP-is-secretly-the-dad' theory again, Cody Christian would make a great South Side living half-brother for Jughead too, don't you think?
One of the more popular fan castings for the role of Betty's brother has been Chord Overstreet who literally looks like Hal Cooper's actual IRL son. He's got the Cooper look down and would make a pretty convincing secret government agent (that's Chic's job in the comics, btw) plus we could get the added "Glee" reunion between him and new Reggie (Charles Melton) and you KNOW how much Riverdale loves a pop culture reference.
JOAQUIN?! WHAT? Well, remember the theory that implies Hal Cooper is not the father of Alice's son? The other half of that theory goes on to suggest that Joaquin is the love child of Alice and FP Jones but neither of them actually know. The theory has got so popular that even Rob has been trolling everyone about it. Could a fan theory become reality? You never know with Riverdale tbh.