Riverdale To Introduce Fred Andrews' Older Brother as Recurring Character

Fred Andrews may no longer be with Riverdale, but fans of the CW series will soon meet his brother, Frank Andrews.

According to Deadline, Ryan Robbins will recur as Archie's uncle during the show's fourth season, which kicked off on Oct. 9 with an emotional tribute to the late Fred Andrews actor Luke Perry.

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Frank Andrews is described as "a blue collar, former high school football star – tough, brash, and charming. His temper and vices constantly get him into trouble. He’s lived in the shadow of Fred (the late Luke Perry), his beloved older brother, since he was born. As a result, Frank joined the Army in search of his own identity. After three tours of duty, Frank Andrews is haunted and in need of a home."

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After Perry passed away from a massive stroke in March, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa described the season premiere/tribute episode as "Probably the most important episode of Riverdale we'll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend."

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Airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols and Madchen Amick.

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