Remember the under cover police chick who almost cost “90210“‘s Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold) his job at West Bev? Seems she’s moving to a neighboring zip code. Well, the actress who played her is.

Probably better known — though not to me — for her role in 2008’s “Cloverfield,” Jessica Lucas has been cast as a wealthy yet altruistic inner-city school teacher on The CW’s “Melrose Place” pilot.

Word is, her character Riley Richmond is engaged to fellow Melrose resident Jonah, played by “Greek” star Michael Rady, but the two will experience relationship problems right from the series’ start.

In addition to Rady, Lucas will be working with Katie Cassidy and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz who were recently cast as well.

Posted by:Korbi Ghosh