‘Riverdale’ will be without a sheriff after season four.
Skeet Ulrich (F.P. Jones Jr.) announced Sunday that he will be leaving the show saying-
“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. “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.”
Ulrich also took to Instagram to comment on his exit.
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I can’t even begin to thank you all for the unwavering support and love!! It is remarkable and deeply appreciated. I may be leaving Riverdale but my experience over the last four years will never leave my heart. A very special thanks to @writerras for giving me this opportunity ❤️
Another star, Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge) also announced that she too is leaving the show at the end of season four.
“I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family,” Nichols said in a statement. “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.”
Both Ulrich and Nichols have been a part of the show since season one.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale showrunner confirmed their exits but also says they’re welcome to come back to the show.
“Part of life in Riverdale — and part of growing up — is saying goodbye to people,” Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. “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. F.P. and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in Riverdale.”
It is unclear how Ulrich and Nichols will be written out of the show.
Riverdale has been renewed for season five and you can catch the rest of season four Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.