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Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich are Leaving Riverdale

Sad News for Riverdale Fans

Riverdale stars, Skeet Ulrich, who portrays FP Jones, Jughead’s dad as well as Riverdale sheriff and Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s mother and Mayor of Riverdale, are leaving the beloved series. According to TV Line, Ulrich and Marisol will return for the series fifth season. Both have released a statement regarding their departure as well as series executive producer and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Check out their responses below.

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“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,” Ulrich said in a statement provided to TVLine. “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 co-star in the upcoming Tom Hanks film Bios and the Quibi series #FreeRayShawn.)

“I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family,” Nichols said in a statement provided to TVLine. “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.”

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the two departures in a statement to TVLine as well: “Part of life in Riverdale — and part of growing up — is saying goodbye to people. I’m grateful to Skeet and Marisol for their incredible work on the show these last four years, and we all wish them well on their future endeavors. F.P. and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in Riverdale.”

RIVERDALE airs WEDNESDAYS at 8/7c. on The CW

Steph Flasher


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