There’s a chance that you may have heard a thing or two in regard to the Beverly Hills, 90210 “revival” that is in development. You’ve also heard that this show is not exactly a traditional reboot by any means.
What we know about this version of the show is rather simple: It’s not an actual revival in which the original cast is back as the characters you’ve come to know and love over time. Meanwhile, this is also not a reboot where new actors are playing versions of the old characters.
Speaking to E!’s The Daily Pop, here is what Tori Spelling (recently of The Masked Singer fame) had to say about what’s coming:
“It’s not technically a reboot, because I feel like everyone has seen the reboot. We don’t want to be the last ones like doing the reboot thing, and no one wants to see like old versions of ourselves, but they do want to see us playing our characters, so what we’re doing is the entire cast is playing heightened versions of themselves … Think Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes, in an hourlong show, and we’re all playing heightened versions, so it could be fictional, it could be non-fictional, people will have to guess. And then we will have pop-ins because we’re behind the scenes trying to do the reboot.”
So while we know that Spelling will be joined by Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris in the revival, there are some other questions worth asking. For example, what about Luke Perry? Spelling told Access Live that the actor will appear whenever he can, given that he is a series regular over on Riverdale and that series films up in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Shannen Doherty is not currently a part of the “revival” but there are hopes to have her back.
Do we think that this project will land somewhere?
Probably, mostly because we’re talking about one of the most popular series of the past several decades coming back in a new form. The problem is, ironically, something that Spelling herself notes: This is almost too similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm, which did a season about staging a Seinfeld reunion that had many similarities to what Tori and the rest of the cast are doing now.
Personally, we wish that we had a revival rather than whatever sort of show we could be getting here … but there is a chance that this could surprise us! It is still early on in the process, though, and we’ll see what other updates come up over time.
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