Beverly Hills 90210 Gets Rebooted After 29 Years

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The rumors are true, Beverly Hills 90210 is back. The 90’s show that captured teens by the heart had made a reappearance on TV this year. Here is everything you need to know about the shows reboot.

The Past

Beverly Hills, 90210 ran on air for 10 seasons from 1990 to 2000. The original series starred Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), Luke Perry (Dylan McKay), Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman) and Tori Spelling (Donna Martin).

Now

Spelling and Garth became even closer after the series wrapped up and are now the co-creators of the reboot. 

According to Entertainment Weekly Garth said, “Jen and I co-created it with Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler. I mean, I do not know if it is art imitates life or life imitates art — but we have had a close friendship. She is one of my best friends, for 30 years. We have gotten to the point in our lives where we just want to work together. Our kids are friends, and we want our families together all the time, so we wanted to develop something together. And that is when we started talking about, ‘Was it the right time to do something with 90210 finally?’”

According to US Weekly and Access Live Spelling stated,  “It is the OG crew back together, and we are playing heightened versions of ourselves. The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. So it will be a whole ensemble cast.”

Premiere Date

BH90210 premiered on Fox Wednesday, August 7, at 9 p.m. ET

How Many Episodes

Fox has ordered six episodes of BH90210.

Dylan McKay’s Absence

Luke Perry, who played heartthrob character, Dylan McKay passed away a month after Spelling announced the show’s revival. The actor, who starred in the CW’s Riverdale at the time suffered a stroke. He was 51. The show is continuously creating on screen tributes to Perry signifying his importance on the original airing. 

According to CNN, “The episode also ends with a clip from ‘The Green Room,’ the second episode of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and the first one to feature Perry in all his smoldering ’90s-take-on-James-Dean glory. Text appears on the screen that reads, ‘For our friend, Luke Perry.’”

Theme Song

It was revealed earlier that the reboot was planning to use the original theme song for BH90210. They are planning on using the same music and credits. Spelling told the EW, “..So [fans] get a little bit of both.” 

 

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