'Riverdale' cast calls for Nicaraguan government to release showrunner's father
Posted by: singleticket11:39 am EDT 09/14/21
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's father is one of many writers and members of civil society who have been jailed or disappeared by the Nicaraguan government.
The cast of the CW series “Riverdale” asked fans to support their push for the release of their showrunner’s father in Nicaragua, who his family fears is being held as a political prisoner after he was arrested in July.
Police detained the man, Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, Nicaragua’s former foreign minister, on July 27 after authorities stopped him from traveling to Costa Rica, the U.S. State Department said.
His family has not heard from him since then and worries that he has been “disappeared” for his opposition to the current regime, his son Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner of “Riverdale,” said on Instagram last month.