Vanessa Morgan & Charles Melton Will Now Be Regulars On Riverdale
That’s right! TV Insider reported today that Vanessa Morgan, who plays the role of Toni Topaz in the series, and Charles Melton, who replaced Ross Butler in the role of Reggie Mantle, have both been promoted because, let’s face it… they’re fan favorites!
Of the decision to make Vanessa and Charles series regulars, executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said, “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.”
Aguirre-Sacasa was also clearly thrilled by the positive reaction fans have been having to the Toni Topaz/Cheryl Blossom pairing, saying, “We’re thrilled that the adventures of this fan-favorite will continue into Season 3. Long live Choni!” TBH, we love that the people who work on the show are just as excited about it as we are!
The EP also dished on the decision to keep Charles around, too, saying, “Charles stepped into the iconic role of Reggie this season and completely made it his own, [he] is sexy and funny as hell. 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!” Well, it certainly seems like we have a lot to look forward to!