"Beverly Hills, 90210" will return to television this summer.
The popular '90s TV show known as "90210" is making a comeback. Beverly Hills, 90210 debuted in 1990 and ran for 10 seasons. The show followed the lives of teenagers in one of America’s most glamorous and expensive places to live.
News of the revival comes on the heels of the death of original cast member, Luke Perry. Perry died on March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke in Los Angeles. He was not listed as one of the returning cast members when Fox announced details in late February.
The reboot will feature original cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris. No word yet if the cast will be expanded to include other alums. Longtime cast member Shannen Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and announced the cancer was in remission in April of 2017.
Beverly Hills 90210, courtesy Fox
The six-episode special won’t be a redo of everyday life at high school and the Peach Pit. The revival has the actors playing versions of themselves, inspired by their actual lives and loves. The official description makes it sound part soap, part reality show.
“Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian, and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends, and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast — whom the whole world watched grow up together — attempts to continue from where they left off?”
The original show was produced by Aaron Spelling, Tori Spelling’s father, and was written by Darren Starr, the creator of Sex and the City. The men also collaborated on Melrose Place, a spinoff of 90210.
Are you excited for the revival? How about another one for Melrose Place? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!