Beverly Hills, 90210 Reboot: Actually Happening! With a Lame Twist!
Donna Martin has already graduated.
Kelly Taylor has already suffered through every tragedy imaginable.
And we’re pretty sure Andrea Zuckerman is, like, 72 years old by now.
All this said, Fox still announced on Wednesday that Beverly Hills, 90210 will actually be rebooted and return to the air this summer…
… with six original cast members and one major twist.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are the stars who will make their 90210 comebacks later this year, but NOT as Brandon, Kelly, Steve, Andrea, David and Donna, respectively.
Instead, this is how Fox described the twist in a press release:
Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Carteris, Green and Spelling will play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships
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?
This sounds exactly like the plot of the Curb Your Enthusiasm storyline back when Larry David tried to get the cast of Seinfeld together for a reunion.
The cast portrayed a version of themselves, as opposed to their characters, and hilarity ensued. The season was universally lauded by viewers and critics alike.
But can Fox and these former Beverly Hills, 90210 stars possibly pull off the same feat?
The original Beverly Hills, 90210 ran from 1990 through 2000.
It was a wildly popular teen drama that spawned a terrible reboot (titled justy 90210) on The CW years later.
Spelling, who recently competed on The Masked Singer and who really needs money, previously told E! News all about the mockumentary style of the upcoming show.
“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 hour-long 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.”
Sources say Shannen Doherty will definitely not appear, but that Luke Perry may stop by for a cameo.
We think this sounds like a dreadful idea.
We’ll also totally be tuning in for it.
How about you?