‘Riverdale’: Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich Will Return for Season 5

by Jeremy Spirogis
Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols

In February, Riverdale stars Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich introduced they had been leaving the present for good. Fans had been heartbroken by the information however took consolation in realizing the 2 actors would end out the season. But as a result of the present was compelled to finish early, it appears like Nichols and Ulrich are going to return for Season 5. 

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols
Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols | Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

Marisol Nichols confirmed her ‘Riverdale’ exit in February

Nichol’s character, Hermione Lodge, has been an integral a part of Riverdale since Season 1. Not solely is she Veronica’s (Camila Mendes) mother and Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) spouse, Hermione was additionally the city’s mayor and resident mobster. But in an announcement to TV Line, the actress confirmed she was prepared to maneuver on and shut Hermione’s chapter for now. 

“I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family,” Nichols stated. “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.”

Skeet Ulrich introduced he could be leaving across the similar time

As Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) dad, F.P. Jones, Ulrich additionally performed a serious position in Riverdale. He has been the city’s outcast, prison, and sheriff. And this season, he’s been relationship Betty’s (Lili Reinhart) mother, Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick). But in February, the actor confirmed his exit from the present. 

“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,” Ulrich revealed in an announcement to TV Line. “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.”

Both actors will return for Season 5 of ‘Riverdale’

Due to COVID-19 precautions, manufacturing on season four of Riverdale was shut down mid-cycle. The season ended three episodes brief, so Ulrich and Nichols weren’t capable of see their characters by way of to the top of their respective tales. 

But to treatment that, the actors will return subsequent season and end the episodes they had been meant to be in. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the Nichols and Ulrich will return subsequent season, and doubtlessly keep linked to the collection. 

“I’ve talked to all the actors and I called Marisol and Skeet and I said, ‘You know guys, obviously we still want to finish the stories we started in the season,’ and both of them were like, ‘Of course, let’s do it,’” he stated. “And once more, neither Hermione nor F.P., this isn’t a spoiler, however they’re not dying. My hope is to have them be part of Riverdale for so long as Riverdale continues.”

For Hermione and F.P. followers, Aguirre-Sacasa’s revelation is nice information. Not solely with the 2 return subsequent season, however there’s additionally an opportunity they’ll make cameos in future seasons. 

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