It's been six years since Beverly Hills, 90210 last graced our screens and 19 years since the original crew signed off. Well, buckle up 90210 fans, because (most of) the original cast is heading back to that famed zip code this summer in an all new mockumentary-style show.
Fox confirmed Wednesday that they've ordered a six-episode season of a scripted drama starring Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, but not as their 90210 characters—as themselves.
Confused? Yeah, us too. It turns out this isn't a reboot or revival of the classic show; it's actually a drama centered around fictionalized versions of the actors, called 90210.
"90210 comes with a big twist: Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Cateris, Green and Spelling will 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," the Fox release stated. "What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as the iconic cast -- whom the world watched grow up together -- attempts to continue from where they left off?"
The original 90210 ran for 10 seasons from 1990 to 2000 on Fox and was rebooted for a five-season run from 2009-2013 on the CW. The new limited series will premiere summer 2019.
Fans of the original series might notice two glaring omissions from the cast -- Luke Perry (who is currently a regular on Riverdale) and Shannen Doherty, who battled breast cancer as recently as 2017. But don't write off the series on their behalfs just yet—Entertainment Weekly is reporting that "the door is open" for other members of the original cast to hop onto the project.
This new series may have come as a surprise to some fans, but Tori Spelling actually spilled the beans at the beginning of February. Speaking to E! News, Spelling confirmed the cast would be returning but warned that it's NOT a reboot.
"It's not technically a reboot, because I feel like everyone has seen the reboot," she said. "We don't want to be the last ones like doing the reboot thing, and no one wants to see like old versions of ourselves."
Hence the mockumentary. We can only imagine what kind of salacious drama is in store.90210Beverly Hills90210Jason PriestleyTori Spellingtrending