We aren’t talking about Brendan and Brenda being metahumans, which would be awesome. We’re talking about the other kind of meta. It was announced today that part of the cast of the original Beverly Hills 90210 will be coming back for a new series, where they will play exaggerated versions of themselves who want to cash in on a Beverly Hills 90210 reunion show.
Here’s the official announcement:
90210 comes with a big twist: 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?
While this show could be fun from a nostalgic point of view, they really need more of the cast if they are going to pull it off. I just can’t see this working without at least some cameo appearances from Jennie Garth, Luke Perry, Tiffani Thiessen, and Shannen Doherty.