Tori Spelling confirmed Friday what has been talked about for months: a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot is coming with most of the original cast.
“It’s confirmed. We’re doing a new 90210,” the actress said on “Access Live,” which you can watch above. “It is the OG crew back together.”
She explained that the reboot will shift between the scripted show and behind-the-scenes versions of the actors. “We’re playing heightened versions of ourselves,” she continued. “The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. It will be the whole ensemble cast playing a heightened version of themselves. Almost everybody.”
A reboot of the teen drama was first reported by TheWrap in December. Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris are presently attached.
At the time, that list did not include Shannen Doherty or Luke Perry, but an individual with knowledge of the project said it’s still early in the development process. Spelling told “Access Live” that Perry, who currently stars on The CW’s “Riverdale,” may get involved if his time permits. “Luke has ‘Riverdale,’ Luke will do as many as he can do,” Spelling said, adding about Doherty: “We would love to have her on. There is no status right now.”
The project does not yet have a network attached, but it’s currently being pitched to broadcast and streaming networks.
The original series, created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling, ran for 10 seasons between 1990 and 2000. It starred Spelling, Garth, Priestley, Doherty, Perry, Carteris and Green as students in West Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles. It led to multiple spinoffs, most notably Fox’s “Melrose Place.”
In 2008, The CW rebooted it under the title “90210,” with Spelling, Garth and Doherty reprising their roles in the first season. It ran for five seasons until 2013.
The new project is written and executive produced by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, both of whom worked on The CW’s reboot and Spelling’s “So Notorious,” with Ghen Maynard on board as well.