Skeet Ulrich Left ‘Riverdale’ Because He “Got Bored Creatively”

Earlier in the year, Riverdale stars Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols announced that the show’s fourth season would mark their last. At the time of the announcement, Ulrich said, “I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”

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Since production on Riverdale‘s fourth season has been put on pause due to social distancing measures amid the ongoing public health crisis, and was also forced to end a couple of episodes earlier (no prom or graduation). This means that neither F.P. Jones nor Hermione Lodge will receive a proper send-off on the show’s fourth season, and according to the series’ showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, both stars have agreed to finish up their character’s stories at the start of season 5.

“I called Marisol and Skeet and I said, ‘You know guys, obviously we still want to finish the stories we started in the season.’ And both of them were like, ‘Of course, let’s do it,'” Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly. “Neither Hermione nor F.P., this isn’t a spoiler, but they’re not dying. My hope is to have them be a part of Riverdale for as long as Riverdale continues.”

During an Instagram Live, Ulrich and his girlfriend Megan Blake Irwin, the Riverdale star was asked why he decided to leave the show, and he responded, “I’m leaving Riverdale because I got bored creatively.”

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