Comic-Con 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Luke Perry tribute episode will feature former ‘90210’ star Shannen Doherty

“Riverdale” will open its fourth season by honoring the late Luke Perry, and they’ll do it with a familiar face from his days in the 90210, according to the show’s panel at Sunday’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.

“Beverly Hills 90210” co-star Shannen Doherty will be joining the cast of the CW show as they pay their final respects to Perry, who died unexpectedly in March.

Doherty played Perry’s love interest, Brenda Walsh, on “90210” and she will appear as a guest star in “Riverdale’s” season opener titled, “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam.” The episode is set to air on October 9.

The panel opened up with showrunner Roberto Sacasa offering a tribute and a story about Perry wanting to join the show

Fans took to social media to express their feelings about this surprise announcement:

Cast member Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom in the teen drama, shared a story about Perry and how she felt about him missing from Sunday’s panel.

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