The creator and writer of Riverdale has not decided how to address the death of Luke Perry in the programme.

Perry played the role of the father of the main character. 

Speaking to Entertainment TonightRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa said that the cast and crew are in shock over the death of the 52-year-old actor.

He said: "We are, I think, all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving.

"We know that we have to address it in some way, but we're giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honour him."

Former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Perry died on March 4, five days after suffering a stroke.

Following the father-of-two's death, tributes from Perry's former co-stars poured in, with Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty among those to pay their respects.