Riverdale: Penelope Ann Miller to play Ms. Wright, new district attorney determined to take down Archie

Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Penelope Ann Miller will play the character of district attorney Ms. Wright in the upcoming season of 'Riverdale'


                            Riverdale: Penelope Ann Miller to play Ms. Wright, new district attorney determined to take down Archie

Riverdale will be returning for a third season on October 10. The last season ended with Archie Andrews being arrested and facing charges for the murder of Cassidy Bullock. Archie's legal woes are growing as Hiram Lodge controls the Sheriff's and the Mayor's office.

Meanwhile, the producers of Riverdale have announced that Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist, Carlito’s Way) will play the character of the district attorney Ms. Wright.

'Riverdale' returns for a third season on October 10 (IMDb)
'Riverdale' returns for a third season on October 10 (IMDb)

A statement from the producers read: "At the end of season two, Archie Andrews was framed by Hiram Lodge for the murder of a Shadow Lake resident named Cassidy. The savvy, eloquent Ms. Wright is the prosecuting attorney in charge of handling Archie’s case. With a conviction in mind, she will weave together disparate moments of Archie’s young life to portray him as a dangerous, violent sociopath who is capable of committing a heinous crime. His freedom will hang in the balance when the series returns to The CW for its third season on October 10 (Wednesdays 8/7c)."

Penelope Ann Miller starred in Lifetime’s 'New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell', and before that she starred in 'The Birth of a Nation', which received the U.S. Dramatic Jury Award and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.



Miller also starred in 'Awakenings' alongside Robert De Niro and Robin Williams; the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 'The Artist'; and 'Carlito’s Way', for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She can also be seen in 'Chaplin' and 'Kindergarten Cop'. 

A Tony-nominated performer, Miller began her career on Broadway in Neil Simon’s 'Biloxi Blues'. She later reprised her role in the Mike Nichols–directed film of the same name. Other credits include 'Men of a Certain Age' for TNT as well as 'American Crime' and 'Mistresses' for ABC.

Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos and Skeet Ulrich.

The show is based on the Archie Comics characters and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater are executive producers.