‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Offers First Look at Luke Perry’s Tribute Episode
In the "In Memoriam" trailer, we see the town of Riverdale gather together at Fred Andrews' funeral, as well as the exact moment Archie (KJ Apa) gets the devastating phone call. Other shots include Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) saying their goodbyes, Archie and the gang carrying Fred's coffin and Archie giving his farewell speech.
"Fred Andrews will always be a part of Riverdale," he says. "I love you so much dad."
"He was a father to all of us," Betty laments in another scene.
Here's the episode's official synopsis: "A FAREWELL TO FRED ANDREWS — As the residents of Riverdale prepare for its upcoming Independence Day parade, Archie (KJ Apa) receives a phone call that will change the rest of his life forever."
Watch the new Riverdale Season 4 trailer, below:
According to this Twitter user who has already watched the Season 4 tribute episode, the Riverdale "cast and crew did a really outstanding job with this one."
The show's EP, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, discussed the emotional episode with Entertainment Tonight this summer, describing the tribute as a "tear-jerker."
"We had the table read for it about [two weeks] ago and I'm not going to lie, we were all crying," he said. "But we think it, again, honors the memory of Luke [and] It honors the memory of Fred. They were both such amazing human beings that we wanted to really, really craft an emotional and deep tribute to him, which is what I hope this episode is."
Riverdale returns with new episodes on Wednesday, October 9 on The CW.