After years of villainous behavior, Mark Consuelos’ character Hiram Lodge in the season five finale of Riverdale left the city. He has been exiled by Archie, the role played by KJ Apa and the rest of the gang.
The group had evidence of his corruption. Rather than killing him, they gave him a chance to leave without ever looking back. Hiram Lodge took the opportunity and decided to get out of dodge.
Showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said that Mark will not be returning in season six. Roberto said, “We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.”
Roberto shared a statement. It stated, “So tonight’s episode is Mark’s swan song playing our hunky villain Hiram Lodge on Riverdale after four insane, glorious years. From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell.”
The statement also explained, “And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone.”
Mark shared his statement. He said, “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has played a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”