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Riverdale Promotes Skeet Ulrich to Series Regular Ahead of Season 2

Jughead’s dad was just issued a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

Riverdale has upped Skeet Ulrich — who co-stars as Jughead’s recently-incarcerated dad FP Jones on the CW soap — to a series regular ahead of the show’s second season, TVLine has confirmed.

“We so loved having Skeet on Riverdale last year, that we couldn’t imagine Riverdale without him,” EP Sarah Schecter told our sister site Deadline, which first broke the news. “He’s a stellar actor and we feel we have just scratched the surface of who FP is. We are excited to have Skeet continue on this journey and we can’t wait for the audience to see what he is up to this year.”

Ulrich, who appeared in seven Season 1 episodes, is the second Riverdale player to score a promotion. As TVLine reported last month, Casey Cott (aka Kevin Keller) will also return this fall as a full-fledged regular.

Ulrich’s onscreen son, Cole Sprouse, recently teased that Riverdale “is going to be getting darker and stranger” in Season 2, adding “We’re going to be leaning into a lot of those qualities that a lot of people ended up loving in the first couple of episodes — this heavy cinematography, this overbearing coloration, this really dark content that’s kind of over-the-top and campy, but it’s taken very seriously.”

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23 Comments
  1. Kevin Tran says:

    Happy for Skeet Ulrich now becoming a series regular on Riverdale. He was great during his amazing run on Jericho back then.

  2. kirads09 says:

    YAY! I really like him. Don’t know why I find him so compelling exactly, but I do.
    He is great on Riverdale.

    • ameraleigh says:

      I watched the pilot episode and thought it wasn’t really my kind of thing but I started watching it again once I realised that Skeet was on the show, I know what you mean, I can’t put my finger on what it is about him that I find so compelling but I’ve loved him since I first saw The Craft and have watched almost everything that he’s been in so I’m glad he’s being upped to a regular.

  3. murley says:

    This is very good news. So far everything I have heard about season 2 is very good news.

  4. Wrstlgirl says:

    OMG YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!

  5. Riana says:

    I do wonder if Josie will have a storyline in season 2. She was in what half of the episodes?

    • Gospino says:

      Most likely. The actress had other work in s1 that she took, but they wanted to have her on Riverdale more.

  6. fernando933 says:

    Make FP & Alice happen

  7. Steven says:

    The cast had suggested Neve Campbell as Jughead’s mom and I just wanna say I’m 1000% behind that!

  8. Sarah says:

    YES!!!

  9. Gospino says:

    This is good news. It was really good casting, and there’s so much they can do with FP.

  10. xomylifexo says:

    Yay. I’ve liked Skeet a lot since Jericho.

  11. Marco Piazzo says:

    This news is a Scream! (^_^)

  12. Jared says:

    Smart move Riverdale.. now all we need is Rob Racos announcement..

  13. Ben says:

    This is great news!

  14. Fernanda says:

    Actually the Riverdale adult cast is so much interesting to watch than the “teenagers”.. my heart belongs to my Billy Loomis from Scream

  15. Sandrine says:

    This makes me happy!