The parents of Riverdale count among them a Twin Peaks veteran (Mädchen Amick), a Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob (Luke Perry), and a John Hughes muse (Molly Ringwald). Also, Skeet Ulrich. Now, former soap star (and current Mr. Kelly Ripa) Mark Consuelos is reportedly joining the crew of badly behaved adults in the small town. TV Line reports that Consuelos is set to play Veronica’s dad Hiram Lodge, a much-discussed figure on the show whose nefarious dealings have landed him in jail. (Could he have something to do with Jason Blossom’s death? Who knows?) The second season, however, will find him returning to ”reconnect with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is the apple of his eye.”
According to TV Line, The CW’s series might have to do some last minute recasting should Consuelos’ other TV gig, Pitch, return on Fox.