Riverdale season three will be a family affair!
After it was revealed that the upcoming season of the teen drama would feature a flashback episode in which the teen characters would be playing the younger version of their parents, it didn’t take long before Michael Consuelos was brought in.
The 21-year-old will be portraying the younger version of Mark Consuelos’ character Hiram Lodge and the Mark along with wife Kelly Ripa took to their social media to celebrate and joke about their son’s role.
“Bucket list moment for Mom and Dad,” Mark wrote on Instagram on Saturday, alongside a photo of him and Michael. “Congrats to my son Michael on being cast as the younger (and much better and handsomer) Hiram.. We are so proud. Love you MJC #riverdale #bucketlist.”
“Congrats Michael on being cast as young Hiram Lodge on @thecwriverdale,” Kelly wrote on her own page, joking, “However @instasuelos and i would like to take this opportunity to remind you and your siblings that as your fiduciaries we are hereby entitled to 10% of all future earnings hereto wit, or something like that.”
Riverdale‘s creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa opened up about the throwback episode, explaining it will be called “Midnight Club” and that it would be a dark spin on the film The Breakfast Club.
“Obviously, Riverdale [is a] much darker version of [The Breakfast Club],” Roberto said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We’re going to learn about a really, really dark secret in Riverdale that the parents have been keeping since they were in high school.”
Riverdale season three is set to premiere on October 10.