The CW’s Riverdale cast was given time off to grieve for their beloved co-star Luke Perry following his sudden death on Monday, March 4, 2019 due to a massive stroke. The first episode to air following Luke’s death, season three episode 14, was dedicated to the actor who played Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews.
Aguirre-Sacasa took to twitter before episode 14 to share his thoughts on Luke Perry:
Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always. Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best–helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. ?❤️? pic.twitter.com/Nx8iCFBoMe
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 6, 2019
Up next, season three episode 15 titled “American Dreams” airing on March 13, 2019. Episode 15 was directed by Gabriel Correa from a script by series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Episode 15 will be dedicated to Luke Perry as will every episode for the remainder of this season.
The cast of season three includes KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. Madelaine Petsch is Cheryl Blossom, Marisol Nichols is Hermione Lodge, Mӓdchen Amick is Alice Cooper, and Luke Perry is Fred Andrews. The third season also stars Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge, Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle, and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz.
The “Chapter Fifty: American Dreams” Plot: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FP — As Gladys (guest star Gina Gershon) prepares for FP’s (Ulrich) 50th birthday party, Jughead (Sprouse) questions his mom’s motives for returning to Riverdale. When an unexpected encounter brings Archie (Apa) back into the world of G&G, Jughead and Betty (Reinhart) devise a plan to help him face his past head-on. Finally, Cheryl (Petsch) and Toni (Morgan) find themselves at a crossroads, and Veronica (Mendes) reveals a damaging secret to Betty.
More on Riverdale Season 3:
- 8 Things About Riverdale Season 3 We Learned from the Parents
- KJ Apa Interview
- Lili Reinhart Interview
- Madchen Amick Interview
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Interview
- Luke Perry Interview