Here Is How 'Riverdale' Plans to Pay Tribute to Luke Perry on Season 4

Here Is How 'Riverdale' Plans to Pay Tribute to Luke Perry on Season 4

After losing Luke Perry, Riverdale is paying tribute with one of his close friends: Shannen Doherty.

The actress, who starred with Luke on their show Beverly Hills, 90210, will appear in a “very impactful” role during the Season 4 premiere, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed on Sunday (July 21) at 2019 Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.

The episode will run on October 9, and will be called “In Memorium.” It will reflect on Luke‘s legacy, including his character Fred Andrews on the show.

He also revealed that Luke had been advocating for Shannen to appear on the show “since season one. They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role. She read the script and immediately said yes. It’s very impactful.”

Shannen is also set to star in the upcoming reboot, 90210. Find out more.

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