While Perry wasn't originally expected to join the reboot due to his commitment to "Riverdale," Spelling had previously said the late actor was planning to be in "as many" episodes as the CW show's schedule would allow. Now, following the actor's tragic death, he will be honored in the revival.
According to Variety, CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said at the Keshet INTV Conference in Jerusalem that they will "figure out" a way to pay tribute to Perry.
"He was going to be one of the few who was not going to be in it because he was committed to 'Riverdale,'" Stapf said, adding that Perry would be honored in some way in the show, 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."
The "90210" reboot is being produced by CBS TV Studios, but according to Stapf, they chose to have it air on FOX for creative reasons, as it was the network on which the original series aired.
The show, which also released a short teaser (above), will be "inspired by their real lives and relationships" and reportedly contain "a healthy dose of irreverence." The stars will play "heightened" versions of themselves, not their original characters.
"Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it's time to get a 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot up and running," said Fox in a press release. "But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast … attempts to continue from where they left off?"