Is Mark Consuelos Leaving Riverdale?

Answering it in short, yes, it is confirmed that Mark Consuelos, who played the role of Hiram Lodge, a multi-millionaire, and the father of Camelia Mendes’s character Veronica Lodge, leaving the show after the long run of 4 seasons on the CW show, Riverdale. The actor confirms this news by tweeting the tweet, which says “Never before has it felt so good to play such a horrible character. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Riverdale fanbase, the great staff, and the incredible cast, whom I call dear friends and family.”

FYI, Mark shared a retweet of a Decider piece stating that he had “been quite vocal about missing his family during the Vancouver-based filming,” which could have influenced his decision to leave the show.

So, it’s sad news for many fans that the actor is leaving the show but also some good news that the evil character of Hiram Lodge is not going to take further part in the show’s story.



Riverdale is an adolescent tv series based on the Archie Comics characters. Archie Comics’ chief innovation officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa adapted the series for the CW, which is produced by Warner Bros. Berlanti Studios and Archie Comics collaborated with CBS Television and CBS Productions on this project. Originally planned as a feature movie version for Warner Bros. Pictures, the project later was reimagined and created as a tv series supposed to air on Fox Network. When a pilot episode was approved in 2015, the project’s production was moved to The CW.

The series stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and, the narrator, all of whom are based on Archie Comics characters. Following the murder of a youngster in Riverdale, a group of teens attempts to uncover the dangers that lurk within this seemingly peaceful town. Riverdale premiered on January 26, 2017, to acclaim.

The show was renewed for a 6th season in February 2021, which aired on November 16, 2021. The series was revived for a 7th season in March 2022.

Riverdale Season 1 Recap

Archie Andrews discovers his love of music over a tumultuous summer that includes the alleged drowning of quarterback Jason Blossom. Soon after, he starts his senior year and discusses his love of music with Betty Cooper, the lovely girl across door who has a secret crush on Archie Andrews. We soon learn that Archie had a secret meeting with Ms. Grundy, Riverdale High’s music teacher, on July 4th. Meanwhile, Veronica Lodge, the child of Hermione and Hiram Lodge, a tycoon accused of embezzlement, arrives in town, and immediately draws Archie’s interest.

Despite the budding love triangle, Betty and Veronica become instant friends, uniting after Veronica stands up to Cheryl Blossom, the condescending captain of the cheering squad, who may be concealing the truth about her brother’s murder. Jughead Jones, Archie’s erstwhile best friend, starts writing a novel on the events of the summertime, including what occurred with both him and Archie. Kevin Keller and Moose Mason come uncover Jason’s body near the lake, with a gunshot wound to the head.

Riverdale Production

After a concept by writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and director Jason Moore that would have set Archie’s friends in a teen comedy feature picture in the John Hughes mold, Warner Bros. The team pitched the movie to Warner Bros., where a VP suggested a higher-concept path incorporating time travel or inter-dimensional gateways, with Louis C. K. playing an older Archie.

The project eventually stalled as the studio’s priorities shifted towards larger tentpole films and was recreated as a television series. Dan Lin and Roy Lee became creators on the project, which eventually stalled as priority areas shifted at the studio towards larger big blockbuster films, and was recreated as a tv show.

Riverdale Reviews And Rating

Is Mark Consuelos Leaving Riverdale?

Riverdale’s first season earned mostly positive reviews from critics. It has an 88 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 62 reviews and a weighted average of 7.22/10. “Riverdale presents an amusingly self-aware reinvention of its iconic source material that becomes creepy, strange, bold, and above all addictive,” says the site’s critical consensus.

Where to Watch Riverdale?

Riverdale is available for streaming and watches on Netflix for the international audience.