'Riverdale's' Vanessa Morgan Transitions From High Schooler to Con Artist in New CW Show, ‘Wild Cards’

Vanessa Morgan transitions from high school life in Riverdale to headlining her new CW series, Wild Cards (premiering Jan. 17) opposite Giacomo Gianniotii (Grey's Anatomy). The actress talked to CineMovie about her new buddy cop series with Jason Priestley of Beverly Hills 90210 fame, playing her father, and how she prepared to play a con artist with a heart of gold.

Wild Cards premieres on the CW on Wednesday, January 17 at 8 pm. 


WILD CARDS is a crime-solving procedural with a comedic twist that follows the unlikely duo of a by-the-book, sardonic cop and a spirited, clever con woman. Cole Ellis (Giacomo Gianniotti) is a demoted detective who has begrudgingly spent the last year on the maritime unit, while Max Mitchell (Vanessa Morgan) has been living a transient life, elaborately scamming everyone she meets. But while arrested and being held at the station, Max ends up helping Ellis solve a local crime. The two are offered the opportunity to redeem themselves – Ellis needs to get back to his detective post and Max needs to stay out of jail. The catch? They have to work together, each using their unique skills to solve crimes. For Ellis, that means hard-boiled shoe leather police work; for Max, it means accents, disguises, schemes and generally befriending everyone in sight, while driving Ellis absolutely nuts. The two will have to learn what it means to trust another person and maybe actually become partners.

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