“90210” is back at Fox, with the network announcing today it has picked up the drama for a six-episode run beginning in the summer.
“Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “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.”
According to Deadline, “In the new series, 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?”
The series was conceived by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, who worked on the CW’s “90210” reboot.
The recently-rumored reboot of ’90s hit “Beverly Hills 90210” is inching closer to reality, with Fox – home of the original series – and other networks showing interest in picking up the resurrected teen drama.
According to Deadline, who had the scoop on Fox’s interest, ABC and CBS TV Studios siblings CBS and CBS All Access also said to be among the outlets bidding on the series. A deal is expected soon.
Tori Spelling, who has been a driving force behind the new series, told E!’s Daily Pop that the show isn’t so much a sequel to the original Aaron Spelling-directed hit as it is a “Curb Your Enthusiasm”-style mockumentary series.
“It’s not technically a reboot, because I feel like everyone has seen the reboot. 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, but they do want to see us playing our characters, so what we’re doing is the entire cast is playing heightened versions of themselves. Think Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes, in an hourlong show, and we’re all playing heightened versions, so it could be fictional, it could be non-fictional, people will have to guess. And then we will have pop-ins, because we’re behind the scenes trying to do the reboot.”
One of those “pop-ins” will likely be Luke Perry, now a series regular on “Riverdale”. He “will do as many (episodes) as he can do” Spelling said. As for Shannen Doherty? while Spelling says they’d love to her on the new show, there’s no word on what kind of commitment she’d be prepared to make yet.