Vanessa Morgan Joins Riverdale Season 2

Vanessa Morgan is Moving to Riverdale

The Shannara Chronicles and Finding Carter alum Vanessa Morgan has been cast in the highly anticipated second season of the hit CW drama, Riverdale. According to Entertainment Tonight, Morgan will portray Archie Comics’ character, Toni Topaz, who ” is a “vivacious” member of the Southside Serpents, who is known for her signature pink hair and impressive appetite.”

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In the Archie Comics, it’s strongly hinted that Toni is bisexual and Riverdaleexecutive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed to ET that season two will “explore” this topic.

The showrunner also revealed that Toni might mean “trouble” for Betty and Jughead’s relationship. Uh-oh!


ET: We’re so excited that Toni Topaz is coming to Riverdale! Can you tell us a little bit about what this character is like and who is playing her?
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: 
Toni Topaz is a character who was added on a little more recently in the comic books and she’s always been very, very vivacious, exciting and a bit of a disrupter. She very famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones. In the Riverdale version of this character, she’s going to be a student at Southside High. She’s going to be a member of the Southside Serpents and she’s going to be a friend and confidant to Jughead Jones.

For even more details on Toni Topaz and what’s to come in season two check out the full article at ET!

Riverdale’s season 2 premieres Wednesday, October 11, at 8/7c on The CW. 

Steph Flasher

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