Is Fred really dead?!
That’s the question on every Riverdale fan’s intellect after the shocking season one finale, which found Fred (Luke Perry), bleeding out in his son Archie’s (KJ Apa) arms after being shot by a masked man in Pop’s. But approach on, they really wouldn’t cancel off Dylan McKay Fred, right?!
While showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told us Luke Perry would be in the season two premiere, he didn’t want to reveal Fred’s fate. So, of course, we had to track down the cast at The CW’s Upfront presentation in current York City to see whether we could acquire any spoilers out of them.
Sadly, they were not giving up the goods.
“Fred living or dying is still unclear,” KJ Apa said, “whether or not he does live or die, Archie’s life is approximately to change, for certain.”
And sorry Riverrats, but Cole Sprouse wasn’t able to supply any solace. “I don’t really acquire any consolation to give them approximately Fred truthfully, unfortunately,” he said. “I wish I could sit here and be like, ‘He’ll be OK!’ But I don’t know.”
While Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols acquire no notion who shot Fred, though Nichols is pretty certain Hermione will suspect her imprisoned husband Hiram (who will be played by effect Consuelos in season two) had something to carry out with it, Madeleine Petsch does know the identity of the shooter…and her facial expression was fairly arresting when we asked.
As for Perry himself, he has a theory approximately who may acquire shot his character, and while he wouldn’t say whether he’s returning, he did say he trusts his showrunner. “I acquire a lot of trust in him. I’m satisfied to fade wherever he takes me. whether he kills me, he kills me. whether he don’t, he don’t!”
To hear more season two scoop from the Riverdale cast, watch the video above.
Riverdale will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. this drop on The CW.