'Riverdale' to Lose Series Regular After Season 4

Tarrah Gibbons
February 24, 2020 - 3:00 am

Things are about to change on the CW series "Riverdale."

Skeet Ulrich, who plays F.P. Jones, will not return for the show's fifth season, reported TV Line.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on 'Riverdale,' and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,” Ulrich said. “I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”

Ulrich plays Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) father, and has been a series regular since Season 2. The actor says he was very grateful to play his character. The show has not revealed just yet how his character will be written out of the show.

Marisol Nichols, who plays Veronica’s mom Hermione Lodge, is also leaving the show. "Riverdale" show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the news and released a statement.

“Part of life in 'Riverdale' and part of growing up, is saying goodbye to people," the statement reads. "I’m grateful to Skeet and Marisol for their incredible work on the show these last four years, and we all wish them well on their future endeavors. F.P. and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in 'Riverdale.'"

Back in October, a trailer was released for season 4, which payed homage to its late star Luke Perry and his character Fred Andrews. Perry died from a massive stroke in March at the age of 52.

Season 4 is currently airing Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. EST on The CW.

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