The fabled teen classic is back on television again only with a twist. The series first premiered back in 1990 and lasted until 2000. The world was a very different place back in those times.
The cast returns back to the famous zip code but things are different. More or less the series is kind of a revival of the original, but with new plot twists and the actors are portraying kind of caricatures of themselves.
Notably, one cast member is missing and that is the late Luke Perry who died March 4, 2019 in Burbank, California. Perry unfortunately suffered a massive ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks. Luke played the character Dylan McKay for seven seasons. Perry has been honored in the reboot as well.
The rest of the cast returns in the reboot of the “BH 90210” series. The original show, went on to claim 14 wins and 23 different nominations. Darren Star was the original creator of the series.
With the reboot, a plot was devised. It has been more than 30 years that have passed and at a fan convention the actors meet up once again. They are each struggling with personal things in their lives to overcome. They band together to revive the series to help make them money and further their individual careers.
Notably, viewers will watch Jennie Garth and Jason Priestley discussing their roles on the original series. Both Garth and Priestly are playing fictional versions of themselves Kelly and Brandon that were invented for the new series spin.
This also means that Brian Austin Green isn’t with actress Megan Fox in real life. Instead he is with fictional pop star named Shay (La La Anthony). Actor Jason Priestley is directing a fictitious superhero series for the show.
Actress Gabrielle Carteris is now the head of the “Actors Guild of America,” not the real Screen Actors Guild. This leaves actress Shannen Doherty being the outcast as the rest of them kind of hate her.
Shannen Doherty in real life, has struggled and battled breast cancer. She is best friends with actress Sarah Michelle Gellar in real life who played Buffy The Vampire Slayer on TV.
The reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 is kind of confusing but soon enough will make sense to those who once cherished watching it. Even while watching the first episode of the series, can be kind of a real head scratcher. BH90210 premiered Wednesday, August 7 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.
(Source: USA Today)