At the end of April, Riverdale aired the episode containing the final scene with Fred Andrews, who was played by actor Luke Perry. As previously reported, Perry passed away unexpectedly after suffering a major stroke back in February. Since then, fans have been wondering when the actor’s death would be addressed during the show.
Now, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has revealed when fans can expect that to happen.
The CW show’s third season is coming to an end with one major question plaguing fans—what will come of Fred Andrews?
Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed to ET that the show will address the character’s disappearance at the top of season 4.
“We knew we had to honor Luke and address Luke’s death on the show,” Aguirre-Sacasa tells ET. “When Luke had passed, we had already pretty much plotted out the end of this season and written the end of this season. Rather than try to squeeze something in and potentially not get it right, we thought let’s take a beat and let’s figure out really what would be the best way to honor Luke and to honor the character of Fred, and let’s do it at the top of season four.”
He also adds, “Luckily, Molly [Ringwald] was already slated to come, so we kind of just reflected and wanted to give ourselves the time to do those things right.”
Currently, the show has a plan on how they will address Perry’s death, but Aquirre-Sacasa was hesitant to reveal the idea.
“Honestly though, things may change over the next month and I’d rather not say for fear of it changing.”
Perry’s final Riverdale appearance came in season 3 episode 19 where he has a heart-to-heart conversation with his son Archie, played by KJ Apa.
You can watch the scene below.
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We’ll make sure to have the tissues ready at the top of season 4.
We are sending Perry’s family, as well as the entire cast of Riverdale, our well-wishes.