BH90210 is a 2019 reboot of the original television show Beverly Hills, 90210 that aired in the 1990s. The show revolved around a group of teens who grew up in a wealthy neighbourhood. The show focused on societal issues such as homophobia, drugs, sex, alcoholism and suicide, among others. The 2019 reboot premiered on 7th August and featured several members from the original series who appear as fictionalized versions of themselves.
The show's reboot premiered nineteen years after the end of the original show. Darren Star created the original series, Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). Aaron Spelling produced it. The new BH90210 series is created by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini. Paul Sciarrotta is the producer. The 2019 show will reference the original 1990 series but ignore the 2008 reboot that aired on CW. The new show promises to stir up nostalgic memories for the original show’s longtime fans. Besides seven 90210 cast members from the 1990 edition, various familiar faces will also be making appearances in the 2019 reboot.
BH90210 returning cast
These are the 90210 cast members from the original 1990 series who will be making a return in the 2019 90210 edition. Luke Perry Beverly Hills 90210 is the only original series cast member who is missing from the 2019 reboot because he passed away earlier this year.
Jason is best known for playing Brandon Walsh on the original series. The role provided a breakthrough platform for the actor to shine globally. In the reboot, Priestley is a television director who feels artistically dissatisfied with his television career.
After the end of Beverly Hills, 90210, Jason became a television producer and director and helped produce the 1995 edition of the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. He has made several guest appearances on various films and television shows.
Jennie is best known for playing Kelly Taylor in the 1990 show. She also made appearances on numerous episodes of What I Like About You playing Valerie Tyler. A talent scout discovered Jenny when she participated in a talent competition for dancing and modelling. The fictionalized version of Jenny goes through several marriages and struggles with raising teenagers in Hollywood.
Jennie married her third husband (Dave Abrams) in 2015 before the two separated in 2018. She was previously married to Peter Facinelli and Daniel Clark.
Gabrielle has often been described as a sensational performer on both big and small screens. She played Andrea Zuckerman on the original 90210 series. Carteris has also appeared on Nip/Tuck, Deck the Halls and The Agency. She was elected vice-president of Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The guild represents more than a hundred thousand acting professionals in America.
The heightened version of Carteris on BH90210 involves grandmother roles as well luxurious living from the fortunes earned throughout her acting career.
Ian is an American television and voice actor. He became famous for portraying Steve Sanders on the 1990 edition of 90210. He appeared on the 2013 film Sharknado and was Vinnie’s voice on the 1993 animated series Biker Mice from Mars. Ian is currently married to Erin Ludwig. The actor has earned a significant fortune over the years, and his current net worth is estimated to be $8 million.
Ian’s fictionalized role on BH90210 portrays him as a successful entrepreneur who is developing a fitness brand.
Tori Spelling 90210 role
Tori played Donna Martin for the entire ten seasons of 1990’s Beverly Hills, 90210. During that time, the actress also made appearances in television shows and films such as Scream 2, The House of Yes and Mind over Murder. The heightened version of Tori on BH90210 follows her married life.
On BH90210, she has six kids and a recently-cancelled reality show (Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood) with her husband. Besides acting, Tori also writes on her blog, publishes books and has her line of jewellery.
Brian Austin Green
Brian played David Silver on the original show, a role he held for three seasons. He also appeared as a regular cast member on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Anger Management, Wedding Band and Freddie.
The fictionalized version of the actor on BH90210 follows him as a stay-at-home dad who lives in the shadow of his successful and more famous wife (Megan Fox). The couple has three sons, Noah, Bodhi and Journey.
Shannen played Brenda Walsh and became the first member to leave the original 90210 series. She rose to fame with her role in the 1985 film Girls Just Want to Have Fun alongside Helen Hunt and Sarah Parker. Other notable appearances by the actress include North Shore, Our House, Heathers and Charmed.
On BH90210, Shannen returns as a troublemaking philanthropist. This portrays a heightened real-life version of herself.
Carol played Cindy Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210. She was a mother of twins, Brenda and Brandon. She also made appearances on NYPD Blue and Crossing Jordan. She was a regular cast member on the original 90210 for five years beginning in 1990. Notable appearances by the actress include Highway to Heaven (1987), Jag (2004) and Silent Sam (2009).
Christine Elise McCarthy
Christine portrayed Emily Valentine’s character on Beverly Hills, 90210. Emily was Brandon’s controversial girlfriend on the second season of 90210. Besides the role, she also made appearances on shows such as China Beach, In the Heat of the Night and Tell Me You Love Me. On the original show, Valentine suffers emotional breakdown when her boyfriend (Brandon) breaks up with her for slipping drugs into his drink.
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Denise played Robin McGill, Kelly’s cousin on the original show. She comes back to the Beverly Hills 90210 cast portraying a heightened, fictionalized version of herself.
Besides 90210, the actress has appeared in numerous films including The World is not Enough, Blue Mountain State, Starship Troopers and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
New characters in BH90210 2019
The show features various actors and actresses who were not part of the original Beverly Hills, 90210. Here are a few notable ones.
La La Anthony
La La Anthony is one of the newest members of the cast of 90210. She portrays Brian Austin Green’s wife. Green is married to Megan Fox in real life. Anthony is renowned for her television show Total Request Live. She has also hosted other shows in the past, including I Loved New York, Flavor of Love and For the Love of Ray J.
Vanessa is the second new actress to join the cast of the new 2019 show. Lachey is well known for hosting the show Top Chef Junior. She will portray Camille, the powerful publicist wife of Jason Priestley. She struggles with creating a balance between her career and the hopes of starting a family.
Vanessa has been in various shows in the past, including Hawaii Five-O, How I Met Your Mother and Dancing with the Stars.
Ivan joins the BH90210 as Nate, Tori’s ex-hockey player husband. Ivan is among the few new actors to join the 2019 reboot of the show. The actor has previously appeared in television show Jack & Jill and Crossing Jordan.
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The stars of Beverly Hills, 90210 reunited on the premiere of BH90210 on 7th August 2019. The cast members appeared as fictionalized versions of themselves. When the season begins, we discover that most of the actors’ lives are gradually falling apart. Tori and her husband are in a debt crisis after the cancellation of their television show. Jennie’s third husband has filed for divorce and Priestley’s wife is more interested in fame than their relationship.
Tori feels uneasy about seeing Green since she lost her virginity to him during the original series. It is also clear that nobody wants to see Doherty. Carteris, on the other hand, begins to explore her sexuality after developing some chemistry with one of her female fans. Spelling steals Donna’s dress causing things to go wild. Unfortunately, fans hoping for a Luke Perry 90210 appearance will be disappointed. The renowned actor passed away in March 2019. There is a toast to 90210 Luke Perry on the season premiere.
tvline.co describes BH90210 as the weirdest show to be aired by Fox Network since The Masked Singer. According to the website, the show’s detachment from reality ruins its potentially exciting storylines. The fact that the show is premised on the actors’ alternate realities means that the producers should have stuck closer to the cast’s realities.
The show has also been criticized for not being clear about its audience as well as its structure. The 2019 reboot lacks the drama of the original series and with its lack of humour, does not qualify as a comedy either. At some point, one of the actors asks whether the show is a comedy or a drama series after reading a script.
On the bright side, the show has a powerful ‘nostalgic factor’. While this may not save the show in the long run, it will earn it some fans initially. Fans are certainly looking to reconnect with the old cast members making a return to the show. .
The newest 90210 show reboot will provide fans with a dose of nostalgia. The reconnection with old cast members should get the show going for quite a while. The alternate reality concept used in the show is also intriguing and will give fans a glimpse into the real lives of the 90210 stars. We can only wait and see how the show performs in the coming weeks.
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