Mark Consuelos, who has portrayed one of the main antagonists in Riverdale will be leaving the show. Consuelos joined the tv series in season 2, episode 1, “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying,” and has gone on to be credited in 75 episodes of the series.
He will leave the show after the season 5 finale which is set to end his charcter arc. According to Deadline, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated that Consuelos will not be returning for season 6 of the show.
“So tonight’s episode is Mark’s swan song playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on Riverdale after four insane, glorious years. From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. 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.”
With the sixth season set to air this Fall, it remains to be seen how the show will fare after Mark Consuelos’ departure.
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