Once upon a time, Beverly Hills, 90210 was the hottest high school drama on TV. Originally set in the upscale Beverly Hills, the show followed a group of high school friends through issues ranging from romance to substance abuse to murder. It ended up running for a whopping ten seasons and followed key characters through college and beyond from 1990-2000. Now, actor Luke Perry has weighed in on whether or not the Beverly Hills gang would be the next to get together for a reunion, saying this:
Luke Perry played bad-boy-with-a-heart-of-gold Dylan McKay through the years on Beverly Hills, 90210. Dylan is perhaps most memorable for his role in two of the most melodramatic and ongoing primetime soap opera love triangles of TV history. He was the center of the triangle that pitted Kelly and Brenda against each other, ultimately choosing Kelly when Shannen Doherty left the series, then became a leg of the love triangle with Kelly and Brandon that led to Kelly dropping her immortal "I choose me" line. His reveal to ET Online that he'd be on board for a Beverly Hills reunion means that we could some day be in for even more romantic complications.
A lot would undoubtedly depend on how many of Luke Perry's former castmates would also be on board to get back together. Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, and Tori actually reprised their roles as Kelly, Brenda, and Donna for the 90210 sequel series that aired on The CW from 2008-2013. Dylan was mentioned on The CW series, and viewers discovered that he and Kelly actually had a child together, but he didn't appear.
The story of the Beverly Hills, 90210 clearly kept going even after the series finale, and a reunion could let us see what shenanigans the whole crew has gotten up to over the past 17 years or so. Honestly, I'd even be on board for a reunion of a few minutes. If Love Actually can do it, why not Beverly Hills, 90210?
Luke Perry is currently part of the ensemble of another primetime teen drama, but he's part of the adult generation this time around. He plays Archie's dad on the new CW series Riverdale, which has just been renewed for a second season. Even if the whole Beverly Hills, 90210 crew doesn't get back together for a reunion, we can at least enjoy watching Perry back in the midst of teen melodrama once again.
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