Beverly Hills, 90210 back with the original cast in a new series with a twist

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. (Getty Images)
Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – Beverly Hills, 90210 is returning with the original cast for a 6-episode series with a twist.

Donna, Brandon, Kelly, Steve, Andrea and David will all be back in the world's most famous and posh post code as Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris and Brian Austin Green will play versions of themselves trying to make a reboot of their show.

The new reboot will be on FOX in America making it highly likely to broadcast in South Africa and across Africa on either M-Net (DStv 101) or on FOX Networks Group Africa's (FNG Africa) FOX (DStv 125/StarSat 131/Cell C black 201).

Episodes will be broadcast in America this winter.

FOX gave the new Beverly Hills, 90210 a straight-to-series commission almost three decades after the original series that ran for a decade was broadcast on the SABC's TV1 until the broadcaster couldn't afford it and it jumped to M-Net, with the shortened five-season 90210 with a new cast that also aired on M-Net a few years ago until its cancellation in 2013.

READ MORE: Everything we know about the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot so far

Now the original Beverly Hills, 90210 stars will be back, all as executive producers, with the actors who will play "heightened versions" of themselves in the series that is a co-production between CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment.

The cast announced the pick-up of the new series with social media messages linking to a video promoting 90210's return.

Luke Perry, currently in Riverdale on M-Net, who portrayed Dylan and notorious troublemaker Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda, are not currently part of the show but Tori recently said Luke might make a guest appearance.

"Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation," says Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment president, in a statement announcing the show's return.

"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 honoured to bring back the beloved original cast members for 90210."

The new Beverly Hills, 90210's official description reads: "Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori 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?"

Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini who worked on the 90210 reboot, are the executive producers and writers of the new Beverly Hills, 90210 that will also be shortened and just be known as 90210.


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