Riverdale: Shannen Doherty to Appear In Luke Perry Tribute Episode

TVLine | 7/21/2019 | Ryan Schwartz
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Riverdale‘s tribute to the late Luke Perry will include his longtime friend and co-star, Shannen Doherty.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alumna has been cast in the CW drama’s Season 4 premiere, it was announced at Sunday’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. The episode, titled “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam,” will “reflect Luke Perry’s enduring legacy and the indelible imprint his character, Fred Andrews, had on Riverdale,” according to the official logline. Details regarding Doherty’s “special role” are being kept under wraps.

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Perry and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had long planned for Doherty to make a guest appearance on Riverdale. “They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “She read the script and immediately said ‘yes.’ It’s very impactful.”

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