Riverdale filming resumes after Luke Perry death

Luke PerryImage copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

Perry also appeared in films such as The Fifth Element

Filming on Riverdale resumed on Wednesday after it shut down for two days following the death of Luke Perry.

The actor, who played Fred Andrews in the Netflix drama, died on Monday after suffering a stroke five days earlier.

The show’s executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, said Wednesday’s episode and all future episodes would be dedicated to Perry.

Skip Instagram post by writerras

End of Instagram post by writerras

Instagram post by writerras: Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always. Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best--helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. ❤️Image Copyright writerras

Perry’s character had a prominent role in Wednesday’s episode, comforting his on-screen son after he’d been stabbed.

At the end of the episode, the 14th of the third series, an in memoriam card came up with Perry’s name and the years of his birth and death (1966 – 2019).

According to Deadline Hollywood, the writers are believed to have been re-working the scripts for the remaining couple of episodes from season three following Perry’s death.

  • Luke Perry fans remember ‘nicest guy’

Perry’s fanbase stretched across the generations, thanks to both Riverdale and Beverley Hills, 90210, the 1990s hit series in which he played heartthrob Dylan McKay.

He also starred in television show Oz, as well as films including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 8 Seconds and The Fifth Element.

Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email