Riverdale Casts Ryan Robbins As Fred Andrews’ BrotherPublished on October 22, 2019.
After the tragic passing and loss of Luke Perry, Riverdale is getting ready to introduce another Andrews family member!
According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Robbins has been cast as Frank Andrews, the brother of the late Fred Andrews, and will be a recurring character for the fourth season which is currently airing.
Later in the season, Frank will make his way to Riverdale, and it seems like he isn’t a lot like his older brother. A character description for Frank Andrews reads: “a blue collar, former high school football star – tough, brash, and charming. His temper and vices constantly get him into trouble. He’s lived in the shadow of Fred, his beloved older brother, since he was born. As a result, Frank joined the Army in search of his own identity. After three tours of duty, Frank Andrews is haunted and in need of a home.”
The premiere episode of season four paid tribute to the passing of Luke Perry, and revealed that Fred passed after he was struck by a passing car while trying to help a stranger who had a flat tire. That stranger was played by Perry’s longtime friend and Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Shannen Doherty.
The second episode of the season saw a time jump from Fred’s passing in the beginning of July to the start of the school year in which Riverdale High had a new principal and Jughead Jones decided to take a spot at a more prestigious school with a better English program.
Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.