‘A tribute’: The Riverdale season 4 premiere will honor Luke Perry
The next season of Riverdale will begin with a tribute to the late Luke Perry.
Luke played the much-loved character of Fred Andrews and his death in March of a stroke shocked cast, crew and fans worldwide.
Fred was seen in the last episode of season three, advising his on-screen son Archie (KJ Apa).
He didn't feature in the remaining episodes but they were dedicated to him.
Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred. pic.twitter.com/MH7xOjNyDu
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) June 19, 2019
Now show creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa has announced that season four will open in Memoriam, which will honour the actor and his character.
He took to Twitter writing, ''Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honour Luke & Fred.''
Robert spoke before about how they will address Fred in the show.
He told Entertainment Tonight in March, ''You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are 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 honour him.''
He continued, ''Luke was, is, and will always be a big part of Riverdale. 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.’
We are looking forward to seeing how they acknowledge Luke as the great actor and man that he was.