Tessa Ferrer Shondaland Pilot

Pilot News: Shondaland Comedy Adds Grey's Alum, Riverdale Casts Veronica

Onetime Grey’s Anatomy doc Tessa Ferrer is boarding another ride at Shondaland, with a role on the ABC comedy pilot Toast. In other casting news, The CW’s edgy riff on Archie has filled its final role.

With Scandal‘s Scott Foley and Alias alum Greg Grunberg as writer/executive producers, Toast follows a wedding rehearsal dinner where the toasts made by an eclectic assortment of friends and family are illustrated by far-more-truthful flashbacks. Ferrer will play the role of Julie (who is not the bride-to-be.)

The CW’s Riverdale meanwhile camila-mendeshas cast newcomer Camila Mendes as the infamous Veronica, Deadline reports, envisioned here as a “silver-tongued” stunner who has just returned to Riverdale from New York following a scandal which resulted in her father going to prison. Extremely intelligent, self-confident and immediately popular, Veronica is eager to reinvent herself — from Mean Girl to caring friend.

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  1. Kaitlin says:

    After I read Greg Grunberg and Scott Foley would be writers/exec producers, all I could think about was it being a behind the scenes Felicity reminder!!

  2. Cody says:

    Now that’s one Archie casting decision I think fits the comics’ character. She looks like she could be a real-life Veronica.

  3. Eran says:

    When Shonda gets to tease us with comedic moments in between gasps and OMGs, she does it so well, which is why I for one am super psyched about this pilot. And if the truth be told, if it means Scott Foley won’t have time to be on Scandal anymore, then that would be the best added bonus ever.

  4. kirads09 says:

    I think Riverdale may be very interesting. Might not be for the Archie comic purists, but I am not one. I still think Cameron Monaghan should’ve been Archie but looking forward to seeing what they do with this.

  5. Holly says:

    I like Tessa Ferrer. I liked her on Grey Anatomy and also on Gravity. I’ll give Toast a chance if it gets picked up.

  6. Robbie says:

    I hope “Toast” gets picked up. I’m a big fan of Tessa Ferrer and would love to see her on a show long term.