Fans of Toni Topaz and Reggie Mantle will get to see a lot more of them in Riverdale Season 3, as actors Vanessa Morgan and Charles Melton have been promoted to series regulars.
"Toni Topaz has been a break-out character for us since Jughead met her at Southside High — and that’s thanks to Vanessa Morgan’s fearless, winning performance," showrunner and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told TV Insider. "We’re thrilled that the adventures of this fan-favorite will continue into Season 3. Long live Choni!"
Choni is the ship name for Cheryl Blossom and Toni, which has been one of the focuses of Riverdale Season 2.
Aguirre-Sacasa also offered praise for Melton, saying, “Charles stepped into the iconic role of Reggie this season and completely made it his own... He’s a terrific addition to the gang and in Season 3, we’ll be seeing A LOT more of him. All hail Mantle the Magnificent!"
Melton took on the role of Reggie after Ross Butler, who originally played the character, left due to commitments on the second season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.
Airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madeleine Petsch, Ashleigh Miller, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick and Luke Perry.