Star from Broadchurch, Chris Mason has been cast in the role of Veronic Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) jealous husband in the fifth season of The CW’s Riverdale.
According to Deadline, Mason’s Chad Gekko is described as a “controlling and jealous husband who works on Wall Street. An Alpha dog, Chad is threatened by Veronica’s life in Riverdale, especially her friendship with Archie (KJ Apa).” The introduction of Chad Gekko will come in the fourth episode of Riverdale Season 5 on Wednesday, Feb. 10, which also serves as the episode that a seven-year time jump will take place.
Along with his starring role in BBC America’s Broadchurch, Mason has also appeared in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and HBO’s Dirty John.
The synopsis for the fifth season of Riverdale can be found below.
“Season five of RIVERDALE will begin with our characters’ final days as students at Riverdale High. From an epic Senior Prom to a bittersweet Graduation, there are a lot of emotional moments and goodbyes yet to come—with some couples breaking up, as everyone goes their separate ways to college—or elsewhere. Then, we will redock with our gang as young adults, all returning to Riverdale to escape their troubled pasts. And life—and romance—will only be more complicated now that they’re in their twenties…”
Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper and Erinn Westbrook as Tabitha Tate. The series returns for Season 5 on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.