Shannen Doherty is announced to appear in an episode of Riverdale honouring the late Luke Perry.
Luke and Shannen starred together on Beverly Hills: 90210.
Shannen shared the news on Instagram, saying she is “deeply honoured” by the decision.
”I am deeply honored to pay tribute to Luke on Riverdale,” she wrote.
“The care in which this show takes in honoring his ”
Riverdale’s showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the producers had wanted to get Shannen involved ahead of the tragedy.
“Luke and Shannen were really, really good friends. Luke had talked to me on and off over the years about trying to find something for Shannen on the show and when we were putting together this special episode, we kind of wanted to include special people from Luke’s life,” he told RTE.
“There was a very emotional, important role and we sent the script to Shannen and she read it and loved it and said, ‘I want to do it,’ so it’s about honouring their friendship a little bit.”
“I know she was really moved when she read the script and immediately said yes.”
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