Kelly Ripa set to join Riverdale

Mark Consuelos‘ real life wife, Television Personality, Kelly Ripa, will be joining the cast of CW’s Riverdale.

Ripa will portray Hiram Lodges’ mistress on the show. Ripa first broke the news on Instagram on Tuesday, posting a photo of herself in a form-fitting dress posing in a noir-ish setting with a high-backed chair and a silver-tipped cane.

“It’s a family affair……..Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale,” she wrote.

Ripa will guest star as Mrs. Mulwray, a woman the CW describes as “confident and tough.” As Hiram’s supposed mistress, Mrs. Mulwray is a beautiful, icy femme fatale who finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy much bigger than she initially thought.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.