The Netflix series Stranger Things was my favourite show of the summer (so far). And the real real hero was Barb, played by actor Shannon Purser.
Barb was for the most part, a secondary character on the 80s sci-fi series, but was adopted by the internet. Her character’s role as Nancy’s steadfast friend resonated with many of us. So much so, that the creators of the show have promised Justice For Barb in season 2.
Today, Shannon Purser posted that she has landed a new gig as “Ethel Muggs” on the CW reboot of the Archie comics, Riverdale. She will have a crush on Jughead and become friends with Betty and Veronica. I hope they treat her with the respect that Nancy never did.
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 💜— Shannon Purser (@ShannonPurser7) August 30, 2016