THIS mysterious new ‘Riverdale’ character will be breaking up your fave on-screen couple

Welp! Our Bughead hearts are breaking

We hope you’ve got a tissue,‘Riverdale’ fans. According to the show’s executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a brand new character will be gracing our screens for season 2 and it could mean trouble for Betty and Jughead.

We know, we know. We’re hysterically sobbing too. Roberto revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the new character is called Toni Topaz and she’ll be played by the exceptionally talented Vanessa Morgan.

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“Toni Topaz is a character who was added on a little more recently in the comic books and she’s always been very, very vivacious, exciting and a bit of a disrupter,”  Roberto told ET.

“She very famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones. In the Riverdale version of this character, she’s going to be a student at Southside High. She’s going to be a member of the Southside Serpents and she’s going to be a friend and confidant to Jughead Jones.”

Uh oh! Do we smell tension in the air? Roberto hinted that Toni’s friendship with Jughead may cause a rift between Bughead.

“Bughead is pretty strong, and pretty undeniable, and pretty epic, but you know even the most epic of romances has trouble — and trouble often comes as a third party. So yes, it is conceivable that Toni will potentially test the limits of Bughead,” Roberto continued.

Yikes! It’s all happening in season 2, isn’t it? Roberto told ET that Toni will be bisexual. She’ll also rock pink hair just like the character does in the Archie Comics.

You can watch the first trailer for season 2 above. Once you’re done, leave a comment and let us know what you’re most looking forward to seeing. What are your hopes and dreams for Bughead?

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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