WARNING: This post contains Riverdale season five finale spoilers!!
Riverdale‘s fifth season just came to an end on Wednesday night (October 6) and it was revealed one of the stars is leaving the show.
In the episode, “as the gang pick up the pieces after a rough year back in Riverdale, an incident at Pop’s forces them to make a difficult decision about the future of the town.”
Click inside to find out more (warning, spoilers ahead)…
Mark Consuelos, who plays Hiram Lodge, is leaving the show after four years!
During the episode, “the group arrests Hiram and holds him for his ultimate punishment,” and “they all put aside their differences to gather on the outskirts of town where they exile Hiram so he doesn’t return to cause more chaos, or so they think,” according to Deadline‘s recap.
“So tonight’s episode is Mark’s swan song playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on Riverdale after four insane, glorious years. From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared in a statement with Deadline. “We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.”
Mark added, “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”
Mark is the latest adult character to leave Riverdale. Back in early 2020, Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols announced they were leaving the show.
Though Mark has left the show in a series regular capacity, he could return in the future as a guest star.
In case you missed it, it was just announced that this star is finally going to appear on Riverdale in season six…
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