The original cast has come together to reboot the show, but they can't help but miss Luke Perry, who held the group together.
Beverly Hills, 90210 isn't just close to the hearts of an entire generation, but it also holds a special place in the hearts of the stars who took on the roles almost three decades back. About 2 months ago, people across the world were shocked and heartbroken to hear that Luke Perry passed away unexpectedly. But the cast decided to do something to let his memory live on.
It's official and the entire cast has reunited to revive the iconic hit show that we all grew up watching. As a way of honoring Luke Perry, fans will get to see Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Shannen Doherty, and Gabrielle Carteris come together for six new episodes.
The cast is feeling extremely positive and excited to work together again. "The crew is back together and so far, so good. Everyone seems so incredibly excited to be working together again," a source told ET. "There are really positive vibes and a certain appreciation by the whole cast to be reunited after Luke's passing. They all want to ensure Luke's memory lives on through the show. They are totally dedicated at this point to making the show its best."
After all these years, one might think that it would be difficult for the cast to have that same level of comfort with each other in front of the camera. But it's like they are picking up from where they left off years ago. "The chemistry is great on camera and it's as if they had never taken a day off," the source said.
But through it all, they will dearly miss the one person who held the group together. "The toughest part is being without Luke because he was the one cast member who held everyone together, the one that had no drama with anyone," the source said. "Everyone just loved him. The cast keeps talking about all their wonderful memories of Luke. They are trying to focus on the fun times they enjoyed on set with him."
Fox had picked up the Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion series earlier in February before Luke Perry passed away. However, it's now become all the more meaningful for the cast to do this. After the beloved actor's death, the cast came together in March to honor Luke Perry.
Brian Austin Green had revealed in his podcast, "[I saw] people I hadn’t seen in at least 18 years, at least. It was very mixed emotions because you were happy to see everybody and you felt like, 'God, it's been so long' ... but what a horrible reason to have to see everybody again."
Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment, had previously told Deadline that 90210 and Melrose Place took a place among his favorite Fox series of all time.
After Luke Perry's death, a Fox Entertainment said "Luke will always be part of the FOX family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this extremely difficult time. He will be deeply missed." Today, they are keeping Luke Perry's memory alive by going with the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Brian Austin Green had also mentioned in his podcast, "Luke has been in my life a long time and we had a really special relationship and I'm learning now that Luke really had a special relationship with everyone... He was a great human being."
The upcoming six episodes will give viewers a chance to reminisce the old moments that Luke Perry gave, and also have new ones that the reunited cast will give them in the reboot.