Perry Surfs to HBO's 'Cincinnati'

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Luke Perry is joining the cast of another Southern California-set show, though this one is probably a little darker than that past role.

Perry, who most recently starred in NBC's "Windfall," will be a series regular on HBO's "John From Cincinnati," the latest project from "Deadwood" creator David Milch. He became a full-time cast member after guest-starring in the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"John From Cincinnati" takes place in the surfing culture of Imperial Beach, Calif., south of San Diego, and focuses on a prominent but messed-up family. The cast also includes Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay, Ed O'Neill, Luis Guzman and Austin Nichols, who plays the title character.

Milch and author Kem Nunn co-wrote the pilot, which began filming last month. The series is scheduled to premiere next summer.

Perry is best known for playing Dylan McKay -- an avid surfer in his own right -- for the bulk of "90210's" 10-season run. "John" will be his second turn on an HBO series; he had a recurring part on "Oz" in 2001-02.

His other credits include Showtime's "Jeremiah," the feature-film version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and guest spots on "Will & Grace" and "What I Like About You."

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