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Luke Perry had just signed for 90210 reboot

The reboot starring the series’ original cast members airs in the summer




While his name was absent from the first cast call upon the initial announcement, Luke Perry had believed to have signed on for the “90210” reboot in the days before his death.

The actor, who would’ve played an exaggerated version of himself in the Fox summer series, was reportedly excited about guest-starring on as many episodes of the show as he could possible handle, with his commitment to The CW’s “Riverdale” his first priority.

The news of Perry’s hospitalization from a massive stroke came shortly after Fox announced that the hit ’90s series was returning for a reboot starring the series’ original cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.

According to, Perry was a lock to return for the rebooot and his story was being plotted.

“90210” is expected to air this summer.

“Yeah, I am [excited about it]”, Perry told The Daily Mail in a recent interview. “I think enough time has gone by. It was something Aaron [Spelling] had wanted us to do, while he was alive – about ten years after the show he wanted us to get back together and do something. So, to honor that and to get back together with all those guys, I would love it.”

Luke Perry passed Monday surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.


Lizzy Caplan to play Misery‘s Annie Wilkes

“Masters of Sex” alumna inherits the role from Kathy Bates, who played the role in a 1990 film





Lizzy Caplan will play a young Annie Wilkes in the second season of “Castle Rock”.

The “True Blood” and “Masters of Sex” alumna inherits the role from Kathy Bates, who played the obsessive fan in the 1990 film “Misery”.

The next batch of eps of the Hulu drama, based on the stories of Stephen King, fixes on Nurse Wilkes’ stopover  – with teenage daughter (Elsie Fisher) in tow – in the town.

The character gets caught up in a battle between two warring clans, the iconic Merrill crime family and John “Ace” Merrill (Garrett Hedlund), who is defending nearby Jerualem’s Lot. Tim Robbins, who starred in the King adaptation of “The Shawshank Redemption”, will play ‘Pop’ Merrill.

Robbins’ character, Reginald “Pop” Merrill, is the Patriarch of King’s iconic crime family.

Lizzy Caplan


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Casting : Stoll, James, Kinnear, Yen, Phillippe, O’Dowd

Two join Spielberg’s “West Side Story”, a “Penny Dreadful” regular returns for spin-off & more





Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James have joined Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of ”West Side Story”. Stoll will play Lieutenant Schrank, the New York City detective charged with quelling civic unrest in his racially divided precinct, while dʼArcy James will play Sergeant Krupke, a veteran cop whose beat includes the territories of the Sharks and the Jets. [More…]

Rory Kinnear has joined “Penny Dreadful : City of Angels”, the next chapter of the “Penny Dreadful” saga, in the series regular role of Dr. Peter Craft. Craft is a successful German pediatrician and the head of the German-American Bund, an organization he hopes will keep the United States isolated from the growing threat of war in Europe. [More..]

“Rogue One” star Donnie Yen is set to play a cop who mentors Nicholas Tse in director Benny Chan’s ”Raging Fire”, to be produced by Emperor Motion Pictures. Yen’s character is a cop too honest for his own good who sees his protégé, played by Tse, rising in the ranks as his own career stalls. But Tse’s unethical behavior lands him in prison, and the embittered man vows to take revenge on his former mentor. [More…]

“Shooter” alum Ryan Phillippe has been tapped as the lead in CBS’ drama pilot ”Alive”. Katrina Law and Aaron Staton are set as co-leads in the project, a modern interpretation of the classic Frankenstein tale in a cop procedural setting. Show “centers on Mark Escher (Phillippe), a San Francisco homicide detective who’s mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife Elizabeth (Law) realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection: Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Staton).” [More…]

Chris O’Dowd will star in an episode of producer Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access. The “Bridesmaids” actor will appear in the ep “The Blue Scorpion,” written by Glen Morgan, which will also feature Amy Landecker. “The Twilight Zone” premieres with a double episode on April 1. [More..]

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Boreanaz : Something Angel in the works

Actor hints that some kind of surprise is in store for the show’s 20th anniversary

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Last time David Boreanaz spoke of his ‘Angel’ character, he was wishing the ‘Buffy’ reboot well – encouraging fans to not only accept another actress in the ‘Slayer’ role but also Angel, knowing that part would also likely be recast.

Today, however, Boreanaz helped spike sales in mops and buckets by telling The Talk that something is in the works to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of “Angel” (which aired on The WB from October 5, 1999, to May 19, 2004, consisting of five seasons and 110 episodes).

“We’re coming up on 20 years. I mean, that’s amazing to have been blessed with a show like that and that’s where I really started my gig — this acting world,” said the “SEAL team” actor.

“I love that character,” Boreanaz added. “So, I will say there may be something coming up. I don’t want to give away much. I can say, it’s 20 years coming up this fall and we may have something in the works.”

Naturally, most took that to mean that Boreanaz would be playing the ageless (yep, he’ll always look 27) detective vampire again for a new limited series or telemovie – and that his former co-stars, which included Alexis Denisof, J.August Richards, Charisma Carpenter, Julie Benz, Vincent Kartheiser and Amy Acker would be joining him. It wouldn’t be a ‘reunion’ without everyone, of course. Wouldn’t that be frigtastic!?

What excited fans seem to be overlooking though are the traditional ways a reunion has taken place in the “Buffy” universe before – specifically, how the 20th Anniversary of the parent series was recognized. Remember? That EW reunion cover shoot (which Boreanaz and others participated in)? What about the ‘Buffy’ reunion panel at Comic-Con? Yep?

Hate to pop the balloon but I do feel Boreanaz, 49, is hinting at something smaller, though no less exciting, than a new “Angel” series. With ‘Buffy’ going the reboot route, without the original cast, there’s next to no reason why it’s spin-off would return to air, right? So, um, yep… expect both an EW issue and comic-con panel to be dedicated to Joss Whedon’s legendary f*cking vampire and his awesome troupe of spook combatants.

And yes, it broke me to write this too – – never have I wanted a ‘revival’ of a series so much in my life. Well, not since “Fang Face”.

Watch the interview with Boreanaz here.

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