By Rosy Cordero
February 23, 2020 at 02:51 PM EST
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Skeet Ulrich will not return for Riverdale‘s fifth season, leaving Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) without his dad again. Although it is still unknown what will happen to Ulrich’s F.P. Jones, the actor is grateful to have brought the character to life on the popular CW series.

The outlet later announced Ulrich’s Riverdale co-star Marisol Nichols, who plays Veronica Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) mom Hermione, will also exit the series. EW has confirmed both exits.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale, and I will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis,” Ulrich told TVLine, which broke the news. “I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”

“I had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family,” Nichols said in her statement. “We had so many wonderful times together during the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. We really do have the best fans ever. I am looking forward to the next chapter and am excited about the future.”

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But with a show so full of twists and turns, a character might never really be gone. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa left open room for Ulrich and Nichols to return, in his own statement.

“Part of life in ‘Riverdale’—and part of growing up—is saying goodbye to people,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “I’m grateful to Skeet and Marisol for their incredible work on the show these last four years, and we all wish them well on their future endeavors. FP and Hermione will never be far from our hearts. And, of course, they’re always welcome back in Riverdale.”

For now, Ulrich fans can look forward to seeing him on the big screen sometime in 2020 in the sci-fi drama BIOS, alongside Tom Hanks and Samira Wiley. He’s also set to star in the Quibi drama #Freerayshawn about a young, black Iraq war vet (played by Stephan James) who is set up by the New Orleans police department. Ulrich will portray Sergeant Mike Trout in the Antoine Fuqua directed project.

Next up for Nichols is appearing in the film Spiral, the ninth installment in the Saw franchise, which will feature Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. It is set to premiere in theaters on May 15.

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Riverdale

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  • TV Show
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  • 4
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  • 43
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  • TV-14
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  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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  • The CW
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