Drew Ray Tanner Gets Promoted To Series Regular For 'Riverdale' Season 5!

Drew Ray Tanner Gets Promoted To Series Regular For 'Riverdale' Season 5!

Drew Ray Tanner is now a series regular on Riverdale!

The exciting news was announced on Wednesday (September 30), and the actor couldn’t be more thankful.

“Wow. Almost 3 years to the day my journey with Riverdale started. I didn’t know back then that it’d become such a life changing experience for me,” he wrote on Instagram. “The cast and crew has become like family, and supported me every step on this path. Creating such a wonderful space to go into work each day, and to offer guidance when I needed it the most.”

“There are some people from those early days that I’ve also seen grow, and it makes me so damn happy to see what this show has done for so many people. A big thank you to my team Allan and Mary, and my first agent Kumi who helped me get my foot in the door. Special thanks to Warner Bros and The CW for having me, and to @writerras for giving Fangs and I a home. Lastly, to the fans! It’s true, without you this is all but a pipe dream. I love you!!! xx,” Drew added.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also celebrated the news.

“Thrilled with this news!! @drewraytanner is a series regular on #Riverdale starting this season!!! Fangs Fogarty has come a LOOOOONG way from the comic books!!! πŸ”₯β€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸπŸŒˆπŸŸπŸ’ŽπŸš€πŸš€,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Drew’s such a great guy and terrific actor, and has been with Riverdale since season two, making the character of Fangs Fogarty a fan favorite,” Roberto told E! News. “We’re all thrilled he’s joining us for season five as a series regular, living with on-again, off-again boyfriend Kevin Keller and Serpent Queen Toni Topaz. Also happy to announce that we’ll see more of Drew SINGING!”

In case you missed it, this is actual the second series regular announcement this week. Find out who was just cast in a new role!

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