What To Expect From The 'BH90210' “Quasi-Reboot”
In one of the most anticipated TV reunions, the original stars of the ’90s teen hit will be playing “heightened versions of themselves” in the new miniseries
Often credited as the show that pioneered the teen drama genre, Beverly Hills, 90210 captured an entire generation, and was no doubt one of the biggest pop culture sensations of the ’90s. Who could forget one of the infamous love triangles on TV between Dylan, Brenda, and Kelly? Or when Donna Martin graduated?
Well hold on to your scrunchies and get ready for a load of nostalgia, because Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris are bringing Brandon, Brenda, Kelly, Steve, Donna, David, and Andrea back to the Peach Pit on BH90210, premiering this week!
It went on to launch a whole franchise, with spinoffs Melrose Place and Models Inc. released a few years later, and in the late aughts, reboots 90210 and Melrose Place (2009) on The CW. The 90210 spin-off followed a new generation of kids at West Beverly, with Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling making small appearances, reviving their roles and revealing the fates of Kelly, Brenda, and Donna as adults. This time, the entire original ’90s gang (sans Luke Perry, RIP) will all be back, as both themselves and their respective characters.
Andrea, Brenda, Kelly, & Donna in 2019 | @theshando
The novel idea came from Tori Spelling, who with Garth, approached the rest of the cast last year and shopped it to several networks. Initially partnering with CBS, who currently owns the rights to the franchise, it was eventually Fox ordered the miniseries—fitting, as it was the channel the original show premiered on. Last December, it was confirmed Priestley, Green, Carteris, and Ziering were on board, with Perry agreeing to participate as much as he possibly can, given his contractual obligations with Riverdale. After Perry’s passing, Shannen Doherty confirmed she will be joining the reboot in honor of her late friend. All are also executive producers on the show.
La La Anthony & Denise Richards join the cast | @torispelling
BH90210 premieres on Wednesday, August 7th, with new episodes every week on Fox.