Luke Perry is the latest cast member to join The CW’s Riverdale. He joins Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, who had previously been cast as Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper. Perry will play Archie Andrews father Fred Andrews.
Fred Andrews will be an easygoing owner of a construction firm who is hoping his son will one day take over the family business.
Perry has previously been in Oz, John From Cincinnati and Body of Proof. He is repped by TalentWorks and Himber Entertainment.
Riverdale is a one-hour live-action drama being written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions. The drama is being described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.
Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends will explore small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. The focus of the show will be the eternal love triangle between Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge.