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…
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:
Can I be super real? Didn’t think a girl with my body type could get this far. I’m so thankful and excited. Much love to you all ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼ô
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shannon Purser (@ShannonPurser7) August 30, 2016
Congrats, girl! VIVA LA BARB!