Riverdale has aired it new episodes but without Luke Perry, as he died back in March. The episode saw Archie Andrews’ mother Mary, played by Molly Ringwald, arrive in town. Both discussed how Archie was unable to pick her up from the airport because Fred had left town.
Later, Mary mentions that Fred is ‘out of town’ and that she would be sticking around for a while to keep a parental eye on Archie.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explained that Luke’s tragic death will be expressed on the show. But that they need some time to “figure out the best way to honour him”.
It is not yet known how the show will fully write the character out; KJ Apa, who plays Archie. He said that all depends on ‘the availability of the actors around us’ hinting that Molly may become a full-time cast member.
“His legacy is gonna live on in the lives around him, that he worked with, you know?” the actor told. “I’m never gonna forget him and I think it’s still very fresh and we’re all still dealing with it.”
His daughter Sophie recently revealed he was buried in an eco-friendly burial suit made from mushrooms, one of his final wishes. Perry will appear in ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ film which will be released later this year.