(CNN) — Mark Consuelos is leaving “Riverdale.”
Consuelos, who plays villain Hiram Lodge ,who is also Veronica’s dad, will be going after four seasons on the show.READ MORE: My Chemical Romance Released A New Song After Many Years
“So tonight’s episode is Mark’s swan song playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on Riverdale after four insane, glorious years,” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Deadline. “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.”READ MORE: Actor Fred Ward Dead At 79
Consuelos thanked Aguirre-Sacasa for the chance, telling the publication in a statement: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”
Consuelos first appeared on the series in the Season 2 premiere. He played a rich mob boss who tried to keep Veronica away from Archie.MORE NEWS: Legacies - 'This Can Only End in Blood'
The show is based on the characters from Archie Comics