After Perry’s death, Aguirre-Sacasa said Season 3 was dedicated to the star’s memory.
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He said Perry, whose character is the father of Archie Andrews, was “one of the hearts of the show.”
“We wanted to take the time to understand how the show will change [without Fred], and how we could best address that,” Aguirre-Sacasa said.
The showrunner also shared that Molly Ringwald, who plays Archie’s mom Mary, offered to be available for more scenes in the wake of Perry’s death, something Aguirre-Sacasa said they took her up on.