Luke Perry Riverdale

Luke Perry Joins The CW's Riverdale Pilot as Archie's Father

Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Luke Perry has found a new residence in Riverdale.

The CW’s Archie-inspired drama pilot has tapped the actor to play dad to the comics’ titular character, our sister site Deadline reports.

Perry’s Fred Andrews is the owner of a construction firm who hopes his son will someday take over the family business.

The potential series, which hails from über-producer Greg Berlanti and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supegirl, Looking), is described as a “subversive” take on the famous characters and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. The ensemble includes Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) as Jughead and Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) as Betty.

Since the original 90210‘s end, Perry has worked steadily in TV series such as Body of Proof, John from Cincinnati, Windfall and Oz.

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5 Comments
  1. Mandie says:

    I’m seriously going to watch the pilot only to see how bad it is [and the pilot, I suspect, will be so bad that it’ll be good].

  2. John036 says:

    I wonder how much longer it’s going to be before they cast/announce Archie

  3. Linda says:

    oh, Dylan is here as dad now!

  4. I’m hoping desperately that Greg Berlanti will cast the only person who could perfectly capture the personality of Veronica’s dad Hiram Lodge in all his upper-crust complexity: John Slattery, who previously played a college administrator and father figure on Berlanti’s show JACK & BOBBY in the final days of The WB.