- Luke Perry starred on both “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
- The actor told INSIDER during a roundtable interview at New York Comic-Con in 2018 that he had “ideas” for the two shows to unite.
- He died Monday after suffering from a stroke.
Luke Perry had ideas for a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reunion on “Riverdale” before his death.
The 52-year-old actor, who died Monday after suffering from a stroke, once said he would “love” to connect two of his iconic shows.
“I have talked to [production] about a way to do [a reunion],” Perry told INSIDER at a roundtable interview during New York Comic-Con in 2018. “I would actually love it. I think that it would just blow people’s minds.”
Perry played Fred Andrews, Archie’s dad, on The CW’s “Riverdale,” and was Dylan McKay on Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the ’90s.
“I have an idea about it, and it’s something we’ve talked about,” he said.
On Wednesday, Fox announced a reboot of “Beverly Hills, 90210” would be airing summer 2019 with much of the original cast. Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling were all named for the reboot, but Perry was not.
That same day, Perry was rushed to the hospital after suffering a massive stroke.
Warner Bros. and The CW released a statement following Perry’s death on Monday.
“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry,” “Riverdale” executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater said to INSIDER in a statement from Warner Bros. Television and The CW.
The statement continued: “‘A beloved member of the ‘Riverdale,’ Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”
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