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Riverdale casts Shannen Doherty for a special tribute to Luke Perry

Kye Mack | posted Monday, Jul 22nd, 2019

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the hit show Riverdale would be addressing the passing of Luke Perry in Season 4.  The sudden passing of Perry has occurred midway through filming the show’s third season. Perry passed away from a stroke at age 52.

When Riverdale returns for Season 4, they will be dealing with the passing head-on. The season premiere is titled “In Memoriam” and was written by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will find Archie discovering that his father has died.


“Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever,” Aguirre-Sacasa wrote on Instagram accompanying a picture of the first page of the script on June 19. “A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred.”

Former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty will be joining the season premiere in what is described as an emotional role.

Riverdale returns on Wednesday, October 9th.







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