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 has 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.