Ms. Wright is a recurring character on the third season of The CW's Riverdale. She is portrayed by Penelope Ann Miller.

Described as savvy and eloquent, Ms. Wright is the prosecuting attorney in Archie's case. With a conviction in mind, she weaves together disparate moments of Archie's young life to portray him as a dangerous, violent sociopath who is capable of committing a heinous crime. She's the only thing standing between Archie spending the rest of his life in prison and his freedom.

Early Life

Throughout Riverdale

Season 3


Ms. Wright attacks Archie's character

District Attorney, Ms. Wright, is appointed on Archie Andrews' case. He is being accused of murdering Shadow Lake resident Cassidy Bullock. The evidence and testimony presented during court supposedly tells a dark tale, that Archie has a history of violent behavior; he started two vigilante groups, the Dark Circle, formerly known as the Red Circle. He also assaulted Nick St. Clair and threatened Sweet Pea at gunpoint. Ms. Wright claims that while partying with his friends in the town of Shadow Lake, Archie ran into the woods and shot Cassidy Bullock in the head. However, Archie states that it was Andre who did the killing. However, Ms. Wright insists that Archie pulled the trigger in her closing argument.


Ms. Wright listens to Mary's defense

Mary Andrews, Archie's mother and defense attorney, attempts to sway the jury by drawing attention to Archie's kinder side and all the good deeds he has done, such as helping solve the murder of Jason Blossom, providing the Southside Serpents with refuge as they hid from the police, and punching through a layer of ice in order to save Cheryl from drowning. With that in mind, Mary takes the opportunity to remind the jury that there were no witnesses, murder weapon or motive to the killing of Cassidy Bullock. All the prosecution has is cloudy testimony from unreliable people. While it is Mary's solemn duty to protect her son, as an attorney, it's her duty to adhere to the facts and evidence. There is nothing to prove that Archie is Cassidy's killer. After hearing from both the prosecution and the defense, the jury begins to deliberate.

The Judge calls everyone back in to reveal that the jury is still deliberating, but he's also dismissed them for the evening. They're sequestered and he's instructed them not to read anything about this case, nor to discuss it with anyone. They'll reconvene all Tuesday morning after Labor Day. With that being said, the Judge advises Archie to spend the weekend with his family and loved ones.


Ms. Wright offers Archie a deal

Labor Day weekend is over and Archie's trial is now in session. However, the jury could not reach a verdict. They're deadlocked. Six-to-six. With that, the jury is dismissed.In lieu of another trial, the State is prepared to offer a deal for a lesser sentence, Ms. Wright says. Instead of prison, time served plus two years in juvenile detention, if Archie will plead guilty to the crime of manslaughter. Despite his mother's counsel, Archie takes the deal, much to the court's surprise. Archie explains that he can't put all the people he cares about through this again. The court accepts Archie's plea of guilt and he's taken directly from the courthouse to the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, where he will serve out his sentence beginning immediately.[1]

Physical Appearance




Season 3





  1. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (October 10, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 1. The CW.
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