Riverdale Debuts First Photo of Toni Topaz

The official Archie Comics Twitter account has debuted our first look at a new character coming to Riverdale in its sophomore season: comics character Toni Topaz (as played by The Shannara Chronicles' Vanessa Morgan). Standing alongside two fellow Southside Serpents, the leather-clad Topaz is a slight departure from her comics look, but still has that oh-so-fashionable streak of purple hair.

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An original Archie Comics character created for 2012's Jughead Double Digest #176, the bisexual character has been known to have a fling with her fellow burger-loving friend, Jughead, which may worry fans of Riverdale that have gone ahead and shipped the Betty/Jughead (AKA Bughead) romance. On the CW series, Topaz will reportedly teach Jughead the legacy of his father's serpents, and in the process, sparks may fly...

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Returning October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW, Riverdale stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.

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