FOX returning to Beverly Hills, 90210 for revival series
After a few months of shopping the revival around networks and developing the concepts, the upcoming reboot of the hit teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 is coming to FOX this summer in a six-part series, as announced in the video teaser that can be viewed in the player below.
It was announced last month that the revival will reunite nearly every original cast member as they head back to the titular Southern California town when one of them suggests trying to get a second reboot of the original series in the works at whichever network will take it. But it’s the reunion of this classic ensemble that will prove to be a better soap drama than any straight reboot could ever be.
The first rebooted series, simply titled 90210, debuted on The CW in 2008 and ran for five seasons until 2013, featuring original cast members Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Ann Gillespie, Tori Spelling and Joe E. Tata in guest appearances. The upcoming meta reboot was originally being shopped to multiple networks, with CBS actively developing the project as recently as December, but it appears the series will return to its home network of Fox.
Original cast-members Jennie, Jason Priestley, Tori, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris will all play caricatures of their real-life selves as they try to cash in on TV’s hottest new trend and get a new iteration of their show back on the air. However, neither Shannen and Luke Perry are expected to be involved, given Perry’s involvement on the CW hit drama Riverdale.
Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, who worked on The CW series, are on board to write and executive produce. They have some history with the mockumentary format, as well, as the two created So NoTORIous, the Tori Spelling vehicle that aired for one season on VH1 back in 2006.
The six-part revival of Beverly Hills, 90210 is set to debut this summer on Fox.