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.