Just to give Riverdale‘s upcoming flashback episode, “The Midnight Club” some extra 1980s cred, Anthony Michael Hall will play Principal Featherhead in the flashback sequences, according to TVLine.
Hall, along with Riverdale recurring guest star Molly Ringwald, stared in John Hughes’ 1986 film The Breakfast Club, which serves as a primary inspiration for the episode. Besides taking viewers to the high school days of program’s parent group, which includes Luke Perry as Archie’s (KJ Apa) father Fred and Skeet Ulrich as F.P. Jones II, the episode will recast the actors playing their children as their younger selves. Apa, for example, will play Fred and Cole Sprouse will play F.P.
According to previous reports, the story will reveal “a really, really dark secret in Riverdale that the parents have been keeping since they were in high school” and air as the fourth episode of the season on November 7th.
Riverdale returns October 10th on The CW.