Fans of Riverdale will have to say goodbye to two of the show’s own this year. This weekend, it was announced that two of Riverdale’s parents will be leaving the show at the end of the current season. The first parent leaving will be Skeet Ulrich, who plays F.P. Jones. Also departing the show will be Marisol Nichols who plays Hermione Lodge.
Both Skeet and Marisol have been on Riverdale since season one. The show, which is currently in its fourth season, will see the main characters attending college next year. It has not been announced whether the show’s remaining parents will or will not be present in the upcoming fifth season.
It is currently unknown how these characters will be written out of the series. Currently, F.P. Jones is the town Sheriff. He and his son Jughead are living with The Coopers, Alice and Betty. F.P. has had a long-standing on-again-off-again relationship with Alice Cooper. This season, the two have gotten to know their long-lost son, Charles, who the couple gave up for adoption in high school.
Also, as for Hermione, she recently decided to reconcile with her husband, Hiram. Previously acting as the town’s mayor, Hermione is now letting Hiram take the reins. She recently told Veronica that Hiram was battling a life-threatening disease. Although details of Hiram’s health have not yet been explained.
Riverdale creator and show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the two departures in a statement to TVLine. “Part of life in Riverdale — and part of growing up — is saying goodbye to people. 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.”