It’s a big weekend for fans of teen dramas, with original Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling confirming that a reboot of the beloved ’90s show is in the works, with most of the original cast set to come back and reprise their roles.
Spelling made the announcement during an interview with Access Hollywood, telling the hosts that a rejigged version of the show is underway, and then playing it off like she’d accidentally let slip some closely-guarded secret, as if this wasn’t totally planned.
It’s called acting, guys, look it up:
Spelling went on to explain the premise of the 90210 revival, and to be honest, it sounds pretty intriguing. She said that the original crew will be coming back together to play “heightened” versions of themselves, adding:
“The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. So it’ll be a whole ensemble cast playing a heightened version of themselves. Almost everybody.”
So are we looking at a straight revival here, or some kind of Curb You Enthusiasm-esque thing where real people play off their own personas for awkward comic effect? Either way, the concept has our attention.
Luke Perry, who currently stars on Riverdale, is reportedly down to do as many episodes as he can, and the door is also open for Shannen Doherty to return. “If [you’re] watching we would love to have you do it,” Spelling said.
90210 was previously rebooted back in 2008, with Shenae Grimes and AnnaLynne McCord, and this version ran for five seasons on The CW. Jessica Walter of Arrested Development notably appeared in 13 episodes as sassy matriarch Tabitha Wilson.
The original 90210, about the dramatic lives and loves of students at upscale West Beverly Hills High School, ran for ten seasons between 1990 and 2000. There is no word on if and when the new reboot will air, but watch this space for more I guess.