This news could be either good or bad, especially for original Beverly Hills, 90210 fans: Tori Spelling confirmed a 90210 reboot is in the works. Guess what? Most of the original cast is returning as well, save for one familiar face. Let’s just say if you loved Brenda Walsh, don’t get too excited.
Spelling, who played Donna Martin in the original series, said during an appearance on Access on Friday, “It’s confirmed, we’re doing a new 90210.” After the hosts became extremely excited, she asked, “Did I just confirm something that wasn’t known?”
News of a potential reboot first surfaced in March 2018, but nothing had been confirmed, until now, that is — and thanks to Spelling. The Masked Singer star didn’t stop there with the details, either. She also said that the 90210 reboot, which does not have a network home just yet, will consist of “the OG crew back together and we’re playing heightened versions of ourselves.” She added, “The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show.”
In December 2018, TVLine reported that the new version would be an “hour-long mockumentary-style dramedy that would find former 90210 cast members Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris playing themselves — albeit in a somewhat heightened state.”
Spelling confirmed exactly that on Friday. “So it’ll be a whole ensemble cast playing a heightened version of themselves,” she said, before adding that “almost everybody” will be returning, including Luke Perry. He currently stars on The CW’s Riverdale, which was just renewed for season four.
“Luke has Riverdale, so Luke will do as many as he can do, but almost the whole original cast,” Spelling noted.
The Access hosts inquired about Shannen Doherty and whether or not she’d be returning. Doherty was recently treated for breast cancer, which she announced was in remission last September.
Spelling said, “We would love to have her on. There is no status right now. But if she’s watching, we would love to have you do it.” Doherty has not yet commented on the 90210 reboot or her status.
However, now that Spelling has officially confirmed a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot is happening, all fans have to do is patiently wait to see when it will officially premiere.