“90210” star Luke Perry has joined “Riverdale” as Fred Andrews, Archie’s father. Deadline describes the character as “easygoing” and “the owner of a construction firm who is hoping his son, who worked for him all summer, will someday take over the family business.”
Perry joins Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse, who will play Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones respectively. In addition to “90210,” he has appeared in “The Fifth Element,” “Body of Proof,” “Jeremiah” and more.
“Riverdale” is currently at the pilot stage at The CW after initially starting development at Fox. Described as a “subversive” and “surreal” take on the famed Riverdale gang, the show is set to explore the “darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome faÃ§ade.”
Greg Berlanti — of current comic book-based CW series “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” — is on board as a producer. Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot and will executive produce, along with Berlanti, Berlanti Productions President Sarah Schechter and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.