Riverdale: Why did Skeet Ulrich decided to leave?

Skeet Ulrich played FP Jones, Jughead’s dad on The CW’s Riverdale until the actor exited the series in Season 5. Why did Ulrich decide to leave?

The CW series Riverdale is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially due to the surprisingly twisted turns the show has taken since its premiere in 2017. The series, based on the Archie comics, has featured several of the same main cast members since Season 1, but a few have parted ways with Riverdale. One of the actors who said their goodbyes was Skeet Ulrich, who played FP Jones since Season 1.

Who Was FP Jones on Riverdale?

FP Jones was first introduced to viewers as a recurring character in Season 1, Episode 4, “Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show.” FP was later promoted to a series regular in Season 2. He was initially revealed to be Jughead and Jellybean’s father until his illegitimate son with Alice Smith showed up and caused some chaos. FP was also the leader of the Southside Serpents gang until Jughead took over. He made a complete 180 when Hermione Lodge appointed him to become the new sheriff of Riverdale.

Before his tenure as sheriff, FP had some problems with the police since the early seasons when he was framed for Jason Blossom’s murder. He was also hired by Hermione to shoot her husband, Hiram. One reason why he took up the task was because Hiram hired the Ghoulies who almost killed Jughead. After the surprising reveal that Jellybean was behind the anonymous antagonist Auteur, FP took his daughter to live with her mother in Toledo in Season 5. The last time viewers saw FP was during a flashback in Season 5, Episode 12, “Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge.”

Why Skeet Ulrich Left Riverdale

After FP transformed from the resident bad boy to the sheriff, Ulrich abruptly decided to leave Riverdale. The actor — who received his breakthrough role as Billy Loomis in the 1996 film Scream — announced why he departed from the series via an Instagram Live with his partner, Megan Blake Irwin. Ulrich revealed that he decided to Leave Riverdale because he got “bored creatively.”

Since his Season 5 departure, Ulrich starred in the fifth Scream installment to reprise his role as Billy Loomis. The sixth installment was recently given a release date. He is also featured on the Quibi series #FreeRayShawn as Sergeant Mike Trout. Riverdale fans will surely welcome him back with open arms if he decides to return to The CW series.

Riverdale, which was recently renewed for a seventh season, is currently airing Season 6 on The CW.

Source: cbr.com

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Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.

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Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.