Beverly Hills, 90210 is set to make a comeback with most of the original cast. The series followed a group of friends from high school to college and beyond.
Returning cast members include Jason Priestley (Brandon), Jennie Garth (Kelly), Ian Ziering (Steve), Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea), Brian Austin Green (David), and Tori Spelling (Donna). It is unclear whether Luke Perry (because of The CW’s Riverdale) and Shannen Doherty, who had been fired from the show, will return too.
The actors will not be playing their characters from the show, but rather heightened versions of themselves. The new show is inspired by the six original stars’ real lives and relationships.
Created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling, the first Beverly Hills,90210 ran for 10 seasons and was Spelling’s longest running show( slightly longer than Dynasty). It first aired in 1990 and continued till over 2000.
Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said,”Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation. Its powerful legacy is an important part of our network’s DNA — bold stories not told anywhere else and bigger-than-life-characters — and we’re honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for 90210.” The show became a popular cultural phenomenon giving rise to Melrose Place, another prime time soap opera that aired on Fox from 1992 to 1999, for seven seasons. A second incarnation of 90210 ran for 5 seasons between 2008 in 2013.
Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler will write and executive produce the new series. Fox Entertainment will air the show this summer with “a six episode event series.”