Riverdale season 2 spoilers: True Blood, Supergirl alum Brit Morgan to recur

Brit MorganRiverdale season 2 just got that much more interesting: After all, Brit Morgan is going to make a series of appearances coming up!

As first reported by Deadline, the True Blood alum, who has also made a series of appearances on Supergirl as the villain Livewire, is going to be recurring on this show (another Greg Berlanti production) in the role of Penny Peabody, a character that is probably far more nefarious than that name would ever first indicate. By our knowledge, this is not a character from the comics unless it is a remixed version of someone with a different name.

Peabody is an attorney, and one who knows her way around trying to get people out of trouble. She’s on retainer by the Southside Serpents, otherwise known as the sort of people who are going to need help from someone like her on a fairly regular basis. They get in trouble, realize that they need help, and then give her a call and see what happens. What she takes from them in turn is a form of a favor, and not so much cash. This may be something that Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns the hard way when he gets some help from her coming up. If you recall, Jughead had a big decision to make at the end of the first season as to whether or not he wanted to join the group — he was offered the jacket and he put it on, but he never fully acknowledged his allegiance one way or another. After everything that happened to his father, you would think that he’d be hesitant to join up with this group. However, old habits do have a tendency to die hard.

In getting back to Morgan for a moment, what we’re the most excited about with this casting is that it brings to Riverdale someone who has a lot of experience playing edgy, layered characters who aren’t just about any one thing. On True Blood, her Debbie Pelt character was a product of a number of circumstances, while on Supergirl Livewire showed some potential to be redeemed in her most-recent appearance. We’re still not sure we would trust her if we were Kara, but we’ll see if she turns back up over there down the line. Given that both Riverdale and Supergirl film reasonably close to each other, we have to think that it’s possible.

New episodes of Riverdale will premiere on The CW this fall. There’s no specific date for Morgan’s first episode just yet.

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Meanwhile, you should head over here to get some other insight into the series, including an appearance from none other than an NFL legend of the set! Alas, it doesn’t look all that likely that we’re going to be seeing this said person appear on the show itself. (Photo: The CW.)

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