CENTURY CITY (CNS) - The groundbreaking teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” will return to Fox this summer in the form of a six-episode event series, “90210,” with six original cast members, the network announced today.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling will play heightened versions of themselves in a new serialized drama -- with a healthy dose of irreverence -- inspired by their real lives and relationships, according to Fox.
“90210” will be written and executive-produced by Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler, who were consulting producers on the final season of the CW's “90210,” a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot which ran from 2008-13. They were also executive producers of the MTV teen comedy-drama “Awkward” from 2014-16.
Carteris, Garth, Green, Priestley, Spelling and Ziering will also receive executive producer credit.
“`Beverly Hills, 90210' left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn said. “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 honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for `90210.”'
“Beverly Hills, 90210” ran from 1990-2000 and validated Fox's approach of targeting young viewers when rival networks were simply trying to get the largest audiences, regardless of the age of viewers.
While most remembered for the various romances of the students at fictional West Beverly Hills High School, “Beverly Hills, 90210” also dealt with such issues as alcohol and drug abuse, AIDS, sexuality, teen motherhood, date rape and the growing gap between the middle and upper-middle classes and those living in disadvantaged communities.
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