Los Angeles –
US actor Luke Perry has suffered a severe stroke, according to media reports. The from the cult series “Beverly Hills, 90210” known 52-year-old was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and continue to stay there, said a spokesman for the actor, according to the US media reports on Thursday. He did not want to give any details about the state of health of the actor.
Perry’s stroke overshadowed the near-simultaneous announcement of a new edition of “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Perry had portrayed Dylan McKay’s multi-faceted character in Germany’s popular teenage drama. In the remake of the almost 20 years old series Perry but apparently did not occur. According to the Fox Studios, six actors signed the original series for the reissue, but Perry was not among them.
Cult series is reissued
Perry has recently been filming for more episodes of Riverdale. The comic-book-based series is also a teenage drama. Perry plays Fred Andrews, the father of the student Archie.
The reissue of “Beverly Hills, 90210” will, according to Fox, be in the form of a mini series with six episodes. But the actors are not supposed to slip back into their former roles. Rather, they would play “versions of themselves,” inspired by their own lives and relationships, the producers said.
The action of the new mini-season: The actors meet again 19 years after the shooting of the last episode about life in the luxury suburb of Los Angeles – Zip Code 90210 – again. One of them finally has the idea to reissue “Beverly Hills, 90210”. From the original series will be Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering. The remake should be called “90210”. The original ran in Germany from July 1992 to April 2001. (dpa9