Entertainment‘Riverdale’ Boss on Writing Out Luke Perry: ‘We Didn’t Want to Get It Wrong’
How Luke Perry fought for his role on Riverdale
Riverdale: How Luke Perry fought for the role of Fred Andrews
As “” prepares to close its third season next week, the show still has not fully addressed the passing of actor .
“That was a decision we made partly because when Luke passed it was such a shock, and we were so sad — we were so bereft — and we knew we had to address it some way, but we didn’t want to get it wrong,” showrunnertells Variety.
, the first back on air after Perry passed away from complications from a stroke earlier that week, posted an In Memoriam card, dedicating the episode to the actor, and the aired Perry’s final scene shot. A future episode referenced that his character, Fred Andrews, went out of town, and his son’s mother (played by Molly Ringwald) came into town to stay with him in Fred’s absence.
'Riverdale' Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Reveals This Week’s Episode Will Be Luke Perry’s Last
The news comes nearly two months after Perry died following a massive stroke.
When Perry passed, Aguirre-Sacasa says, the “” writers’ room had already written most of the season. “It felt like trying to squeeze this in would have been a disservice,” he continues.
But the show “absolutely” has plans to “honor Luke and explain what’s going on with Fred and why we haven’t seen him” at the start of the fourth season.
Ringwald, Aguirre-Sacasa says, has been an important part of this process. She was already confirmed to return to guest star in an end-of-the-season episode, he shares, when Luke passed, and she said, “Do you need me to stay? Do you need help?”
Aguirre-Sacasa told her it would be great if she could.
“We love Molly; we love having her on the show. I always say to Molly, ‘Come back as often as you want, whenever you want,'” he says. “We started to have conversations about [Molly] having a bigger presence on the show next season.”
Riverdale airs Luke Perry's final scene as Fred Andrews
Riverdale airs Luke Perry's final scene as Fred Andrews Riverdale has officially aired its last scene with the late Luke Perry. The actor, who died last month at 52 following a stroke, played Fred Andrews, father to Archie (K.J. Apa), for three seasons on the hit CW series. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously announced that this week’s episode would be Perry’s last with a message that said, “As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…” Now we know what that moment was.
Although “Riverdale” will have to say goodbye to one of the quintessential parents on the show in its fourth season, Aguirre-Sacasa doesn’t anticipate that changing the balance of the storytelling in a bigger sense.
“We love the parents on our show; we love those actors,” he says. "They really dimensionalize and fill out the world of our show. I think the plan is to maybe even tell more stories with them.”
“Riverdale’s”third season finale airs May 15 at 8 p.m. on the CW.
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On January 27th Netflix is getting more and more grim. With "Riverdale" a new Mystery series is available on the streaming service, which has at least one familiar face besides many new faces: Luke Perry (50 ). As Dylan McKay he was in the hit series "Beverly Hills, 90210" in the 90s in a devastating love triangle. Now his serial son Archie, played by K.J. Apa (19), two girls head. Add to that a murderous and mysterious incident in the village of Riverdale, the eponymous pivot of the series.
Behind "Riverdale" is no less than the American screenwriter and producer Greg Berlanti (44). In this dual role, he had his fingers in the television series "Dawson's Creek", "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters" in the game. Currently he works alongside "Riverdale" on "Arrow", "The Flash", "Supergirl" and "Blindspot". You have to know that about "Riverdale":What's up?
"Riverdale" is the TV adaptation of the American comic series "Archie". In Germany, rather unknown, are teenagers Archie Andrews and his friends Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones cult. While the comics offer almost unspectacular everyday stories, the new series peps up the template with a murder and mystery elements. The classic suburban idyll is not what it seems to be, and the supernatural is not too short. What dark secrets lurk in "Riverdale"?The most important characters
Apart from Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Mary Andrews will also appear in season one in "Riverdale". The 80s teen icon Molly Ringwald ("The Breakfast Club") takes on the role of Archie's mother, who left her family and Riverdale two years ago to realize herself. But before she can bring chaos, Archie has enough with his long-time best friend Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and the freshly pulled Riverdale Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) enough. Which one of the girls beats his heart? Plus, there's his hot teacher ...
Casey Cott plays homosexual Kevin, who just likes to say what he thinks. Cole Sprouse embodies Jughead Jones, the silent observer who wants to become a writer, always keeping an eye on the facts. Meanwhile Madelaine Petsch sprays poison and bile as Cheryl Blossom. She sows discord and spins intrigue wherever she can. Her world gets out of hand when her brother Jason is found dead. As captain of the water polo team, he is said to have drowned. Can this be? Who is responsible for that?
But not only at high school is it round. Marisol Nichols plays Veronica's mother Hermione Lodge. The mother-daughter duo comes to Riverdale, as the husband and dad financially filth. Back in her hometown, Hermione has to deal with her childhood sweetheart Fred Andrews and her former rival Alice Cooper (girl Amick). Peace, joy, pancake looks different ...
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