Riverdale season 4 adds Mishel Prada as Veronica's older sister Hermosa

7 October 2019, 12:32

By Katie Louise Smith

Another day, another secret child courtesy of the Hot Parents of Riverdale.

Just when you thought Riverdale was done introducing secret siblings (hello, Charles Smith), they've gone and done it again. Riverdale season 4 is set to introduce Veronica Lodge's older sister (yes...sister!) and she's already made her first blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in the brand new trailer.

Mishel Prada (currently starring on Starz' Vida) is set to play the role of Hermosa, "a Miami born-and-raised private investigator who arrives in town in classic femme fatale fashion."

READ MORE: When does Riverdale season 4 start on Netflix?

The casting of Prada as Hermosa was announced back in September via The Hollywood Reporter but the true identity of her character was still a bit of a mystery. Speaking at a panel during New York Comic-Con yesterday (October 6), show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has now revealed that she is actually Hiram Lodge's daughter.

Surpriiiise, Mija! Daddy got you that sister you always wanted!

Mishel Prada will recur as Hermosa, Hiram Lodge's daughter
Mishel Prada will recur as Hermosa, Hiram Lodge's daughter. Picture: The CW, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Hermosa is Hiram's daughter (not Hermione's, which Marisol Nichols was quick to point out on the panel) and according to Aguirre-Sacasa, Veronica is set to describe her as “just like daddy but a woman so she’s even more dangerous.”

As per THR's report, her character is also "confident, ambitious and calculating — and knows that everything comes with a price." Great. Just what we needed, another ridiculously fashionable yet scheming and unpredictable member of the Lodge familia.

Mishel Prada plays Hermosa, Hiram's daughter on Riverdale
Mishel Prada plays Hermosa, Hiram's other daughter on Riverdale. Picture: The CW

Fans are also speculating that Hermosa could be the love interest that was teased for Charles Smith during the panel too. An FBI agent and a shady private investigator? Makes perfect sense for Riverdale, tbh.

In other Lodge news, the final trailer for season 4 shows the previously incarcerated Hiram and Hermione engaging in a very spicy sex scene as well as Veronica carrying on with her usual teenage businesswoman flex. It was also announced during the panel that Hiram's mum is set to come to town. Hermione will reportedly get a new love interest this season too.

That's all for your season 4 Lodge Report™. You can find your Cooper/Jones Bulletin™ and your Andrews Updates™ ahead of season 4 right here.