On a scale of one to 90,210, how curious are you about the upcoming Beverly Hills, 90210 revival? Even if you didn’t grow up with the show, you’re probably at least a little intrigued by how co-creators and former West Beverly High students Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth are planning on pulling off an uber-meta version of the show where they and the rest of the cast play “heightened” versions of themselves getting together to reboot the original 90210.
In an effort to alleviate a little of the logistical confusion, Spelling and Garth sat down with Entertainment Weekly to spill some deets, explain exactly how they came up with the idea for BH90210 and talk about how the show will honour the late beloved Luke Perry. In fact, they shared that doing the show is general is a way of honouring his legacy since he actually helped develop it.
“We thought long and hard about all of those things at every step of the way,” Garth said. “Even when Luke was with us and involved with the development of the show on some level.” She added that she and Spelling had talked to Perry a lot about the show while they were still developing the concept.
“Tori and I had certainly had conversations with him specifically about this,” she said. “And he was into it.”
While the ladies didn’t want to talk more about Perry’s role in the show “out of respect” they revealed that they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure they do the whole 90210 universe justice.
“The premise of this show, it’s about the characters behind the characters,” Garth said. “We wanted to come at it with a totally different, fresh perspective, while still honoring the show and paying homage to all the characters that the fans are going to really love.”
“We worked together so closely and we were like family for so many years—but we were in our teens and in our 20s, and what’s it like now?” Spelling continued. “We’ve all been through marriages and divorce and children and death—so what happens now when people come back together? It’s almost like the ultimate high school reunion.”
Well, we’re pretty close to seeing for ourselves—the revival now has a premiere date and a promo of the table read plus a bunch of first-look photos from the set.
So, is it August 7th yet?