Now that the Beverly Hills, 90210 revival is officially a go, we can’t help but wonder how the series will address Dylan McKay’s (Luke Perry) absence.
According to Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman), one thing’s for sure: The reboot won’t capitalize on the Riverdale star’s tragic passing. It will, however, honor Perry “in a very respectful way.”
“We don’t want to go and make a success out of the show based on that, so we’ll definitely tilt our head to that, but I think that we don’t want to go and in any way try to glorify that to make our show successful,” Carteris said during a recent panel, according to Us Weekly. “And I don’t think Luke would want that. So, we’re going to do it in a very respectful way.”
The news about Perry’s death broke in March 2018 after he suffered a massive stroke at age 52. Carteris confirmed that the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 has been “taking care of each other” since his passing. The 58-year-old actress even held a mini reunion at her house in Los Angeles, where they reminisced about their time on the show.