Ex-Shortland street star KJ Apa lands leading role in the US

Pics 26/02/2016

KJ Apa, known as Kane Jenkins on Shortland Street, has landed a big time acting gig over in America.

He scored the leading role of Archie Andrews in the new TV series Riverdale.

Riverdale is based off of Archie comics that were founded in the 1940's - the new show will be set in present time though!

Also cast is former Disney star Cole Sprouse, who is Archie (KJ's) best mate and Luke Perry who is a former Beverley Hills 90210 star.

 It's pretty hard to break through as an actor over in the US so we can only imagine how stoked KJ will be feeling!