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How Beverly Hills 90210 Reboot Plans to Deal With Luke Perry's Death

Last week, Riverdale star Luke Perry -- perhaps best known for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 -- died from complications of a stroke he suffered on February 27. Though he wasn't attached in a starring role, the upcoming 90210 reboot will find a way to honor Perry.

"Tori Spelling, as she is wont to do, comes in and pitches a lot of ideas and is in our offices a lot," CBS TV Studios president David Stapf told Variety during a panel about the new series. "She kicked the idea around of 'Wouldn't it be fun to get the whole gang back together?'"

But just how will the new series deal with Perry's untimely passing? "He was going to be one of the few who was not going to be in it, because he was committed to Riverdale," Stapf revealed. "[But] how we deal with that moving forward is yet to be determined. That's something the writers are going to have to figure out."

Running from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox, Beverly Hills, 90210 was a teen drama focused on a group of friends living in the titular city. Perry's role, the aforementioned Dylan McKay, would go on to be the show's breakout character, only for Perry to leave the series in 1995. He would then return in 1998 for the remainder of the show.

Developed by original series stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth as a followup to the original show, 90210 is set to air for six episodes in summer on Fox.

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