A couple of weeks ago, news broke that Luke Perry had died of a massive stroke. While the world is still trying to come to terms with his death, Riverdale has to figure out how they will move forward with his character. The creator of Riverdale just announced how they will address Luke Perry's death on the show.
The amount of love that Luke Perry has received after his passing just shows how loved he was. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, producer and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed that the show will showcase his death. He said that they plan to 'address Perry's death through his on-screen character'. If you're not familiar with the show, Luke Perry played Fred Andrews, Archie Andrews' dad.
As of right now, no storylines or narrative decisions have been made. Roberto told ET, "You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving. We know that we have to address it in some way, but we’re giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him."
He also confirmed that there are still a few episodes that haven't aired that Luke is in and that all episodes going forward are dedicated to the late actor. Roberto finished with saying, "His spirit, which was so generous and wise and vivacious, we hope will infuse every episode, so in my mind, every episode for the rest of time on Riverdale will have a bit of Luke in it."
Riverdale will not be the same without Luke Perry, but it's so nice to hear that all of the episodes will be dedicated to him. While they're not sure the exact storyline of his death on the show, we can all be sure it will be a hard episode to watch.