‘Riverdale’ Is Debuting a Character ‘More Dangerous’ Than Hiram Lodge This Week

If you thought Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) was the most dangerous character on Riverdale, you may want to think again. Another Lodge will be welcomed to the fold this week and it seems like she can be more lethal than her father.

Mishel Prada
Mishel Prada | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Hermosa Lodge comes to town in ‘Riverdale’

The eldest child of Hiram will arrive in Riverdale on this week’s episode. Hermosa Lodge will be portrayed by Vida star Mishel Prada.

At New York City Comic-Con earlier this year, series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed details about the character. When Prada was first cast in the series as a key recurring character, her ties to the current characters were not revealed.

During the show’s panel, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the character, “a Miami-born private investigator,” was, in fact, the older sister of Veronica. Aguirre-Sacasa said that Hermosa is “just as scheming” as Hiram. He commented, “She’s just like daddy, but a woman, so more dangerous.”

While it hasn’t been explicitly stated, Hermosa is not believed to be Hermoine’s (Marisol Nichols) daughter.

Who is Mishel Prada?

Like Hermosa, Prada is also from Miami. Prior to her starring role in Vida, Prada also starred in The Walking Dead‘s spinoff web series, Fear the Walking Dead: Passage.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Prada talked about her role on Vida. “We haven’t really seen something like this on TV — these characters, these vibrant and alive and flawed and human and very independent, strong women that are not perfect…and as a Latina woman it adds this whole other layer because I’ve never gotten the opportunity to play a character like this,” she said.

Similarly to her role on Vida, her Riverdale character seems to be another strong, Latina woman.

Camila Mendes and Mishel Prada tease Hermosa’s arrival

Both Mendes and Prada posted about the eldest Lodge sister’s arrival on Instagram.

Mendes posted, “exciting reveals in tomorrow’s episode. hello hermosa.”

Prada captioned her photo as “Veronica and Hermosa Lodge on film.”

Riverdale airs Wednesday nights on The CW.