“Beverly Hills, 90210” is coming home. A six-episode revival series starring many of the original “90210” cast will air on Fox this summer, with a twist.
The new version, called “90210” will feature original castmembers Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.
Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, 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?
Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler will write and executive-produce “90210.” The revival does not include original castmembers Shannen Doherty or Luke Perry. Perry currently appears on The CW’s “Riverdale.”
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 Perry as students in West Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles. It led to multiple spinoffs, most notably “Melrose Place.”
“‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Michael Thorn, president, entertainment, Fox. “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.’”
“90210” will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment. It will be executive-produced by Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering. The series was conceived by Alberghini, Chessler, Spelling and Garth.
Watch the announcement in a video above.