Fox has set a premiere date for its “Beverly Hills, 90210” revival series, the network announced in a new teaser released on Wednesday.
The six-episode event series, which will reunite much of the cast from the original hit ’90s teen drama with their former network, is set to debut on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
The new show, titled “BH90210,” will feature original cast members Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. In a meta twist, the revival will feature the original cast members playing heightened versions of themselves — “with a healthy dose of irreverence” — as they try to get revival of their old show off the ground.
Patrick Sean Smith is showrunner and executive producer on the limited series, based on a concept by Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, Spelling and Garth. Cast members Carteris, Doherty, Green, Priestley and Ziering will also serve as executive producers.
The original series, created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling, ran for 10 seasons on Fox between 1990 and 2000. It starred Spelling, Garth, Priestley, Doherty and Luke Perry (who died in March) as students in West Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles. It led to multiple spinoffs, most notably “Melrose Place.”