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Stranger Things' Barb — AKA Shannon Purser — Lands Melissa McCarthy Movie! Sorry, Nancy!

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Her story may have been short lived on Stranger Things, but Shannon Purser is moving onto better things in her acting career!

The breakout teen — who made her acting debut playing fan favorite Barb on Netflix's Summer hit — has landed a new movie role after a recent trip to Los Angeles!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old traveled to El Lay for a week to meet with top casting directors from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and Sony — and is already finding herself knee-deep in so many roles that they almost bring #JusticeForBarb.

Video: Barb Gets Her Revenge On The Tonight Show!

Not only did Purser score a guest spot on The CW's Archie reboot Riverdale, but she's apparently also headed for the big screen!

That's because the Atlanta native just landed a small role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming comedy

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Barb From Stranger Things Is Finally Joining A New TV Show! Get The Deets!

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She won't have to look out for demogorgons this time!

Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser, who broke out as the beloved character Barb on Netflix's sci-fi summer hit, is joining the cast of the Archie reboot Riverdale!

According to EW, the actress will appear on the teen drama for at least three episodes playing Ethel Muggs.

In the comics, Ethel had a major crush on Jughead (Cole Sprouse), but on the The CW reboot will find herself in a romantic relationship with someone very different. Color us intrigued…

Related: Aaron Paul Wants To Adopt Stranger Things's Millie Bobby Brown!

Ethel will also befriend Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) after they team up for a revenge plot against Archie's rival Reggie Mantle.

Purser shared her excitement on Twitter, telling fans she was "thankful" for landing the new role:

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