Luke Perry’s final ‘Riverdale’ scenes air this week
“Riverdale” is bidding a final farewell to Luke Perry.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted Sunday that the CW series would be airing this week the last scenes Perry filmed.
“This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed,” Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted. “As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…”
The episode, titled “Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper,” will air Wednesday.
Perry portrayed Fred Andrews, father of Archie Andrews, on “Riverdale,” which is based on the iconic Archie comic book series.
Aguirre-Sacasa had earlier said this season was dedicated to the memory of Perry.
Perry’s co-star Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on “Riverdale,” paid tribute to him when he died as the show’s patriarch.
“He took care of us all. An authentic man who took pleasure in offering us his guidance and wisdom,” Mendes wrote in the caption of a photo of her and Perry she posted on Instagram. “His presence was healing; He had the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease within seconds of seeing him.”