A revival of hit show Beverly Hills, 90210 has officially been ordered at Fox, reported Variety. The original cast members including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling will all be returning.
The broadcaster has ordered six episodes of the series, which are set to air this summer. The network has dubbed the revival as simply 90210.
However, the upcoming series comes with a twist. The actors will not be playing their characters from the show, but rather heightened versions of themselves. 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.
“Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox. “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.”
Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered on Fox in 1990 and went on to become one of the top shows on the network. It aired for 10 seasons and spawned multiple series set in the same universe, including The CW’s 90210 and Fox’s Melrose Place.
News of the revival comes as Fox looks to plot its own course in the post-21st Century Fox and Disney merger world. Collier also said that the company’s new flexibility will allow them to work more with independent studios such as Sony Pictures TV and Warner Bros.
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