If you feel like you keep seeing Mark Consuelos on television, it’s probably because you are. The Italian/Mexican actor and husband of Kelly Ripa can be seen on Pitch, Queen of the South, The Night Shift, and season 2 of Riverdale. Mark Consuelos is joining the cast as Veronica’s father Hiram Lodge.
Riverdale is an extremely popular, crime-drama/mystery that airs on the CW network. It currently has a 7.8 IMDB rating and was nominated and won multiple Teen Choice and Saturn Awards. The show has been so successful that a spinoff has already been announced following the first season.
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Riverdale returns for season two on October 11, 2017.
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Consuelos plays Hiram Lodge and Marisol Nichols plays his wife Hermione. They are the parents of Veronica Lodge, played by Camila Mendes. Hiram Lodge spent the first season of Riverdale in prison and became a stain on his family’s reputation.
Now, he is finished serving his time and wants to reunite with his family. He is fiercely protective and devoted to Hermione and Veronica and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.
Though Hiram Lodge wasn’t in season one, he was talked about enough that the audience shouldn’t have a difficult time accepting him in season two.
Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive photo showing Mark Consuelos and Marisol Nichols as Hiram and Hermione Lodge.
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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Consuelos discussed his character and compared Hiram Lodge to Jaws. He stated that like Jaws, you didn’t see him, but you could feel him and know he was there.
It will be interesting to see how Hiram interacts with his family in season 2, especially his relationship with daughter Veronica.
Though Mark said that Hiram loves his family and will do anything to protect them, he also stated that Hiram is in love with power.
Fans want to know if Hiram Lodge will be a character they will love or hate. It seems that answer might depend on how Hiram interacts with Veronica’s love interest Archie Andrews, played by K.J. Apa.
Will Hiram try to control Veronica through manipulative games at Archie’s expense, or will he engage in a genuine and real relationship with Archie as a mentor for Veronica’s benefit?
Are you going to watch Riverdale season 2? What do you think about Mark Consuelos joining the cast?