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08/30/2016 02:46 pm ET

Barb From 'Stranger Things' Heading To The CW For Archie Series 'Riverdale'

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Shannon Purser, aka Barb from "Stranger Things," is set to play Ethel Muggs in The CW's "Riverdale." (Images from <a href="ht
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Shannon Purser, aka Barb from "Stranger Things," is set to play Ethel Muggs in The CW's "Riverdale." (Images from Netflix and Archie Comics.)

Barb may not have survived the Upside Down in “Stranger Things,” but it looks like she’s getting a second chance at life in Riverdale. 

Shannon Purser, the actress who played the beloved Netflix character whose life was cut tragically short, is set to join the cast of The CW’s Archie reboot series, “Riverdale,” Entertainment Weekly reports.  

Purser will be playing Ethel Muggs (sometimes known as “Big Ethel”), the boy-crazy character known for her huge crush on Jughead (who will be played by Cole Sprouse). According to EW, though, Ethel will get a new love interest in the series. 

Purser expressed her excitement about the role on Tuesday with a tweet: 

EW also notes that Ethel, who will appear in at least three episodes, will strike up a friendship with Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes), after they get revenge on Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle. 

“Riverdale” is set to premiere midseason on The CW.

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