Rumors of a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (October 22) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 23/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 30 years since Beverly Hills, 90210 first aired?! (30 years, 19 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Beverly Hills, 90210 end?
When Beverly Hills, 90210 came to an end after 10 years in May 2000, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion disappoint people?
Beverly Hills, 90210 aired from 1990-2000 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Priestley said he's not sure if Beverly Hills, 90210 would work today. “I don't want to see old Brandon Walsh,” he told a journalist (Priestley turned 51 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie?
In a recent interview, Ian Ziering (who played Steve Sanders) said he can't imagine a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Vanessa Marcil (who played Gina Kincaid) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Beverly Hills, 90210 film, Jason Priestley stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot?
Recasting Beverly Hills, 90210 for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion, a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie, or a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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