The 24 alum — who’s currently recurring on the aforementioned MTV thriller — has been cast as Hermione Lodge in The CW’s Archie-inspired drama pilot from Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Deadline reports.
In the potential series, Hermione is the upscale mother to Veronica (played by newcomer Camila Mendes) who returns to the town following her husband’s imprisonment in an attempt to be closer to her daughter.
Nichols, whose résumé also include stints on NCIS and Criminal Minds, joins an ever-growing ensemble featuring Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) as Jughead, Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Fred Andrews and Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) as Betty.
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