Shannen Doherty to appear in 'Riverdale'

Shannen Doherty. (Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Shannen Doherty will appear in a special tribute episode for Luke Perry on Riverdale.

Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced the news at Comic-Con that Shannen, Luke's long-time friend and Beverly Hills 90210 co-star, will appear in the season 4 premiere.

The actor who played Archie's dad, Fred Andrews in the CW show died in March after suffering a massive stroke.

The episode will reflect on his legacy and the permanent imprint his character, Fred had reports Variety.

Details of her character, however, remain under wraps.

Shannen shared the news on Instagram alongside photos of her and Luke she wrote: "I am deeply honoured to pay tribute to Luke on Riverdale. The care in which this show takes in honouring his memory is beautiful. He is missed. Today. Tomorrow. Forever."