The Riverdale family has just gotten smaller. Two of the main cast members have announced that they’re leaving the show that has been renewed for a fifth season.
Skeet Ulrich who plays FP Jones was the first to announce the saddening news. His reasoning seems to be that he wants to work on other projects.
He told TV Line: ‘I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis. I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.’
The actor is set to star in a Tom Hanks film and a Quibi series.
After fans dedicated posts to him via Riverdale fan pages, he released another statement via Instagram.
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I can’t even begin to thank you all for the unwavering support and love!! It is remarkable and deeply appreciated. I may be leaving Riverdale but my experience over the last four years will never leave my heart. A very special thanks to @writerras for giving me this opportunity ❤️
‘I can’t even begin to thank you all for the unwavering support and love!! It is remarkable and deeply appreciated. I may be leaving Riverdale but my experience over the last four years will never leave my heart. A very special thanks to @writerras for giving me this opportunity.’
Not long after, Marisol Nichols who portrays the mother of Veronica Lodge told the same news outlet that she will also be leaving the CW series at the end of the fourth season.
‘I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family. We had so many wonderful times together during the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. We really do have the best fans ever. I am looking forward to the next chapter and am excited about the future.’
There is no information available on whether or not she has any new upcoming projects.
How do you think the show will be without F.P and Hermoine?