Riverdale will be down two series regulars when it returns for Season 5.
In a statement to TVLine, Ulrich, who played Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) dad, F.P. Jones, said that he’s “incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made on Riverdale” and “will miss seeing everyone on a daily basis.”
“I’m proud to have been part of such a talented group of people, in front of the camera and behind,” he added. “But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move on to explore other creative opportunities.”
Likewise, Nichols, who played Veronica’s (Camila Mendes) mom, Hermione Lodge, told the outlet that she “had an incredible time bringing Hermione Lodge to life and working with my amazing cast, who became family.”
Riverdale currently has a third spin-off on CW (the first spin-off was Netflix’s Sabrina) with actress Lucy Hale on Katy Keene.