When Riverdale returns to The CW on October nine, it’ll be to bear in mind actor Luke Perry, who died hastily all over Season three. The Season four premiere, titled “In Memoriam,” will characteristic a tribute to the overdue actor. Right through the display’s annual panel at San Diego Comedian-Con, it was once additionally published that Riverdale had enlisted some other of Perry’s former colleagues, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty.
Doherty performed Brenda Walsh, a love pastime of Perry’s Dylan McKay, at the sequence. The 2 had been additionally shut buddies. Actually, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated in a observation that Perry were hoping for Doherty to seem within the display since it all started. “They had been such excellent buddies, and once we had been striking in combination this tribute episode, we would have liked to make it as particular as imaginable, and so we requested Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional position. She learn the script and instantly stated ‘sure.’ It is very impactful,” he defined.
In keeping with Cole Sprouse, who performs Jughead at the display, the quite a lot of forged contributors attending to proportion scenes with Doherty was once “very cathartic.” Having the ability to paintings with anyone new to their global however so as regards to Perry was once “gorgeous” for them.
In discussing the episode, Aguirre-Sacasa stated taking time to craft a memorial to kick off Season four was once one of the best ways they may honor him. “We would have liked it to be an overly kind of a distinct episode–kind of stand-alone,” he defined. It is going to honor the nature and his have an effect on at the quite a lot of characters and town of Riverdale itself.
The semblance by means of Doherty wasn’t the one information published within the panel. It was once additionally introduced that former Dawson’s Creek and The Fosters big name Kerr Smith can be becoming a member of the solid as the brand new primary at Riverdale Top, Mr. Hones. Aguirre-Sacasa described the nature as “a bit of of a hard-ass who takes a tougher line with the scholars this yr, particularly with the seniors.” It is about time anyone places those children of their position.
Riverdale returns for its 3rd season on October nine.