‘Riverdale’ will address Luke Perry’s death, says executive producer

first_imgMarc Hom/The CW (LOS ANGELES) — Two weeks after Luke Perry’s untimely death from a stroke at age 52, Riverdale‘s executive producer says the actor’s death will be addressed on the show.  They’re just not yet quite certain how. At an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences event for the CW’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in Los Angeles on Sunday, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Tonight, “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.”Perry played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, on Riverdale.“Luke was, is, and will always be a big part of Riverdale,” says Aguirre-Sacasa. “We’re kind of a family and when a loss like this happens, you carry it always. It changes and it hopefully becomes a little less painful as time goes by, but you’re changed.”“When I was with the crew, I said, ‘It will never be the same,’ and that’s true because Luke was such a part of the show,” he continued. “There are still a few more episodes that have Luke in them, so we’re glad to share those.”Adds Aguirre-Sacasa, “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 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more