Riverdale has mentioned Veronica Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) father, Hiram, a lot in the first season as he has been in jail for fraud and embezzlement. While we haven’t seen him, he has been keeping an eye on his wife Hermione (Marisol Nichols) from prison.
However, you will finally get to meet Hiram in the flesh in Season 2 as TV Line broke the news that Marc Consuelos has been tapped to bring him to life. He has signed on as a series regular for the second season, with his first appearance most likely being the season two premiere. Here is how Warner Bros. TV and The CW describe Hiram Lodge on the show:
“Hiram Lodge, a ruthless, handsome, charismatic businessman who is coming back to Riverdale after weathering a financial scandal that almost destroyed him. He is there to reconnect with his wife Hermione and, especially, his daughter Veronica, who is the apple of his eye.”
However, TV Line does point out that Consuelos is in second position to Riverdale, as he is currently one of the leads on the FOX drama Pitch that is currently on the bubble. If the show gets renewed by FOX, the actor would have to drop out of Riverdale.
“Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
SUSPICIONS CONTINUE TO GROW — Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star. Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (#111). Original airdate 4/27/2017.”
Don’t forget to check out our roundtable interviews with the cast and producers of Riverdale at WonderCon below:
- Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge) and Mädchen Amick (Alice Cooper) On Hermione/Alice Friendship
- KJ Apa (Archie Andrews) and Luke Perry (Fred Andrews) On Return Of Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald)
- Executive Producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter & Jon Goldwater On Season 1 Finale & More
- Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge) and Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy) On Potential Musical Episode & Season 1 Finale
Riverdale airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 1 for our weekly reviews.
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Source: TV Line
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Riverdale Season 1 Episode 13 – “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter”
Pictured: Luke Perry as Fred Andrews — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW