Beverly Hills, 90210 is coming back on Fox this summer, and the majority of the original cast is set to return, for six episodes simply dubbed 90210.
Yes, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling have climbed aboard, only they won’t be reprising their roles as Brandon Walsh, Kelly Taylor, Steve Sanders, Andrea Zuckerman, David Silver, and Donna Martin.
Variety reports the cast will be playing “heightened versions” of themselves in an ultra-meta story that finds the legendary cast attempting to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot off the ground, which “may make for more drama than the reboot itself.”
Here’s the official description of the new event series:
90210 comes with a big twist: Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Carteris, Green
andSpelling will play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.
Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian
andTori 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?
“Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” explained 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.”
Sadly, Luke Perry (now starring on Riverdale) and Shannen Doherty will not be joining the revival.
Watch the teaser for 90210 below.