Mark Consuelos is stepping away from Riverdale!
Consuelos has played the role of Hiram Lodge, the father to Camila Mendes’ Veronica Lodge, since seasons 2 of the hit CW teen drama. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, executive producer and showrunner of Riverdale, announced his exit in a statement.
“So tonight’s episode is Mark’s swan song playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on Riverdale after four insane, glorious years,” Aguirre-Sacasa began. “From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell.”
He continued, “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. We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.”
Consuelos also bid farewell to the show by sharing a personal statement about his exit. “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity,” he said. “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.”