Riverdale: Gina Gershon Cast as Jughead's Mom!

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Riverdale Season 3 will stage a Jones family reunion. 

During the sizzling teen drama's New York Comic-Con panel, it was revealed that Gina Gershon and Trinity Likins would be joining the cast as Gladys and Jellybean Jones, respectively. 

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Gershon’s Gladys Jones is a sketchy businesswoman who “runs the salvage yard that doubles as a Serpent compound, and the Serpents all snap to attention when she gives them an order."

"A Serpent with a GED, she acts as Fagin to a crew of teenaged car parts thieves.”

As for Jellybean, she's described as "wise beyond her years, and her favorite bands are Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath.

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"Jellybean lives with her biker mom in Toledo where they run scams to make ends meet. And like mother like daughter: Jellybean — who goes by JB now — is quite the little con artist herself.”

The arrival of the mother and daughter is sure to cause some drama in Riverdale. There's always something going on there, so there's that. 

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FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) got closer to Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) on Riverdale Season 2, and that looks set to continue on Riverdale Season 3. 

The arrival of Gladys will be sure to throw a dampener on their burgeoning romance, but it will probably be a happy affair for Jughead (Cole Sprouse) who has been clamoring to reunite with his family since the series debuted. 

In fact, he geared up to skip town at one point, but a phone call with his mother essentially confirmed she did not care much about his wellbeing and he stayed put. 

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Gershon has previously appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Red Oaks, and Younger, while Likins is a relative newcomer with an appearance in the TV movie, Christmas in the Air. 

Riverdale Season 3 gets underway next Wednesday on The CW. 

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Remember you can watch Riverdale online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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