Skeet Ulrich, Marisol Nichols to Exit ‘Riverdale’ at the End of Season 4

Actors have played Jughead’s father and Veronica’s mother, respectively, since CW drama debuted in 2017

Last Updated: February 23, 2020 @ 1:15 PM

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols will be exiting “Riverdale” at the end of its currently airing fourth season, a spokesperson for The CW told TheWrap Sunday.

Ulrich plays F.P. Jones, the father of Jughead (Cole Sprouse), while Nichols plays Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s (Camila Mendes) mother. Both have been with the dark Archie comics adaptation since it premiered in 2017.

F.P.’s journey has seen him go from being the sketchy leader of the Southside Serpents to the well-respected sheriff of Riverdale, who still manages to be loyal to his old gang. In that time, he’s also become a better father to his son, as well as a father figure to Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) since the death of his dad, Fred (played by the late Luke Perry).

Meanwhile, Hermione’s gone down a darker path — much to her daughter’s dismay. The matriarch of the wealthy Lodge family is responsible for many of the town’s criminal enterprises, sometimes pulling the strings alongside her husband Hiram (Mark Consuelos) — and sometimes pulling them against him.

There’s no word yet on how F.P. and Hermione will be written out of the show.

“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 to TVLine, which first reported the news of both his and Nichols’ exits. “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.”

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

Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, “Riverdale” is currently airing its fourth season on Wednesdays at 8/7c. It was renewed for Season 5 in January, when The CW picked up additional seasons of 13 of its series and ordered additional scripts for “Riverdale” spinoff “Katy Keene” ahead of its series premiere in February.

“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,” Aguirre-Sacasa told TVLine. “F.P. and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in ‘Riverdale.'”

Along with Ulrich, Nichols, Sprouse, Mendes, Apa and Consuelos, “Riverdale” stars Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle and Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz.

Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces “Riverdale” alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.

The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

Representatives for Ulrich and Nichols did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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