Riverdale Season 3: Who Got Promoted?

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Riverdale is going to have a lot more of two characters in the fall. 

According to TV Insider, the hit CW drama has promoted both Vanessa Morgan and Charles Melton to series regulars ahead of Riverdale Season 3. 

Morgan plays Toni Topaz on the series and joined in a recurring role during Riverdale Season 2. Toni was initially introduced as a friend of Jughead Jones when he was getting to grips with the Southside Serpent way of life. 

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However, the character crossed paths with Cheryl Blossom in the aftermath of the Southside High students being moved to Riverdale High, and the two are now in a relationship. 

In a recent episode, Toni was one of a number of characters who broke into an asylum Cheryl's mother put her in for conversion therapy. 

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Morgan has also appeared in Finding Carter and The Shannara Chronicles. 

As for Melton, he joined the cast for Season 2 after it was announced that Ross Butler was exiting to return to 13 Reasons Why as a series regular. 

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Charles assumed the role of Reggie effective from Riverdale Season 2. 

While this is great news for fans of the characters, let's not forget that Casey Cott and Ashleigh Murray are also billed as series regulars. 

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If you watch Riverdale online, you will find it difficult to find any proof that they are anything more than recurring players. 

Hopefully, the powers that be find a way to give all of the talented actors time to shine when mapping out Riverdale Season 3. 

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It sucks to have a lot of the cast not utilized as well as they can be. 

Over to you, Riverdale Fanatics! 

What do you think of this news? 

Hit the comments below. 

Riverdale continues Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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