As many have heard, episode 1 of Riverdaleâ€™s fourth season will address the death of Archieâ€™s father, Fred Andrews (played by the late Luke Perry). At a New York Comic-Con panel Q & A on Sunday, October 6, the cast and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa delved into the emotional experience of honoring Perry while filming the episode, and also shared some hints of what might happen with all of the beloved characters on the CW series this season.
Cast panelists included MÃ¤dchen Amick (Alice Cooper), Marisol Nichols (â€œHermione Lodgeâ€), Mark Consuelos (â€œHiram Lodge), Molly Ringwald (â€œMary Andrewsâ€), and Skeet Ulrich (â€œFP Jonesâ€). The group had a lively discussion and shared a number of juicy spoilers for season 4, including romances, new character introductions, major events, and even a possible crossover with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Read here for the top highlights from the panel! *BEWARE: MINOR SPOILERS FROM SEASON 4 BELOW!*
Top 10 Spoilers for Season 4
1. Episode 3 is a â€œredemptive episode for Alice,â€ according to Amick, and there will be â€œvery good paybackâ€ towards the farm in the episode.
2. Mary Andrews will get â€œcrazyâ€ involved in typical Riverdale fashion at Thanksgiving for Episode 7. â€œThat was the craziest Thanksgiving Iâ€™ve ever had,â€ Aguirre-Sacasa reports Andrews will say, followed by a cheeky response from Archie: â€œWelcome to Riverdale, Mom.â€
3. Speaking of Mary, she will take a larger role as a recurring character who is around â€œmore often than notâ€ for Archie following the death of his father.
4. FP Jones *MIGHT* put a Serpent jacket back on, according to Aguirre-Sacasa.
5. Things will heat up between Alice and FP when she escapes the farm and moves in with FP.
6. We will meet more family members of our Riverdale friends this season, which should add even more complexity and drama to the series. Veronicaâ€™s sister, Hermosa, will be introduced this season. Aguirre-Sacasa noted that Veronica will say something like, â€œSheâ€™s just like Daddy, but a woman, so sheâ€™s more dangerous.â€ Hiramâ€™s mother and FPâ€™s father will also return this season. Forsythe I will return in the mid-season finale, and Ulrich noted that â€œFP doesnâ€™t fall far from the tree.â€ Charles, Aliceâ€™s son, will also have a larger role in season 4 and there will be some â€œshippingâ€ going on with him and another character.
7. â€œVarchieâ€ will sing a duet and the parents will sing by the end of the season as well. It is confirmed that there will be a musical episode.
8. Prom night is HAPPENING.
9. Bettyâ€™s money that was given to the farm by Alice will be addressed in episode 8.
10. The Riverdale creators and crew are working on a possible future crossover with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina â€” and hints will be dropped this season!
Watch the sneak peek here below!
The Riverdale season 4 premiere will take place Wednesday, October 9, 8/7c on The CW.
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