'Riverdale' Casts Gina Gershon And Trinity Likins As Jughead's Mum And Sister

7 October 2018, 18:11 | Updated: 7 October 2018, 18:34

By Katie Louise Smith

Gladys and Jellybean Jones are coming to Riverdale season three and they're bringing a whoooole lot of trouble with them.

After months of waiting, Riverdale has finally completed the Jones family. Yep, that's right, Gladys Jones and Jellybean Jones, who have been holed up in Toledo for the past two seasons, are FINALLY on their way to Riverdale and will officially be appearing in season three.

It was announced today (Oct 7) that Gina Gershon (Showgirls, PS. I Love You) will be taking on the role of FP Jones' estranged wife and Jughead's mother Gladys and newcomer Trinity Likins will be playing Jug's younger sister JB.

Gina Gershon joins the cast of Riverdale
Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/The CW

According to Variety, Gladys is described as a businesswoman (!) and a biker (!!) who runs a salvage yard that doubles as a Southside Serpent compound (!!!). She's a Serpent, but she's an educated one (she's got a GED) and she is able to command the attention of the others in the gang. She's been described as a “Fagin” to a crew of teenaged car parts thieves.

Jellybean, who we already know is cool AF, is apparently “wise beyond her years” and is following in her mother’s footsteps as a con artist (!!!!)


It was previously stated by show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa that Gladys and Jellybean would show up "around episode 8 or 9". The cast are currently shooting episode 8, which happens to be the mid-season finale, airing on December 12. No word yet on what their storyline will entail but it'll no doubt cause a loooooot of trouble for a looooot of people in town.

And ummm, I don't know about you but Gina Gershon and Mädchen Amick going head to head as Serpent Gladys and former Serpent Alice? My wig is already fleeing the scene. FP? HA! Good luck, my man.