‘Riverdale’ Star Mark Consuelos opens up about the tribute he is going to give to Luke Perry, the late Riverdale star on The CW series season 4. Mark revealed it to Andy Cohen on Radio Andy. The tribute episode will be all about the death of Fred Andrews, the character played by Perry.
Earlier there was some unconfirmed news about the entry of one guest character in the show. If rumors to be believed then soon the viewers will watch Shannen Doherty, Perry’s co-star in Beverly Hills, 90210 in an important guest appearance in the show. Mark has also confirmed this news about Doherty’s involvement in the show but did not reveal any more information about the character she is going to play.
According to the reports we have, Doherty’s role will be significant, but the screen share time given to the character will not be much. The actress will get small-time, but the character will be worth remembering. It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last month, that Doherty will play a character in season 4 of the series. Her character will hit the screen in the premiere of season 4, “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam.”
Perry and Doherty were good friends, and Perry wanted Doherty to work in Riverdale since the show began. Now, when Doherty is going to be a part of the show, then Perry is not here to watch. Perry lost his life to a massive stroke in March 2019.
Taking about the loss of Luke Perry Consuelos shared, “It’s heavy, particularly for [series star KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andrews, Perry’s character’s son]… They were very, very, very close. So I think to put it behind you a little bit and have some distance from it and then obviously having to deal with it now, it was interesting,”
Aguirre-Sacasa noted about the friendship of Perry and Doherty. She said, “They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role, and she said ‘Ye.’
The new season of Riverdale kicks off from Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.