90s teens! Have you heard the news? They’re coming back. Brenda and Brandon. Kelly and Steve. David and Andrea. And, of course, our beloved DYLAN MCKAY. That’s right girls! Tori Spelling herself just confirmed that the original 90210 is getting a reboot. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
And thank goodness, right? Now our kids can see who the real 90210 cast was, not that knock-off series that ran a few years back with characters named Dixon and Tabitha. No, this is the real deal. So dig out your scrunchies, French-roll up your jeans, and get ready to go back in time. Back to the days of pretending that instead of being stuck at home doing Algebra while your dad snored on the couch, you were actually cool enough to live in West Beverly Hills and party at the Peach Pit.
So here’s what we know about this long-awaited reboot.
Quite possibly without meaning to, Tori Spelling spilled the beans in an interview on “Access” last Friday. When asked about a paparazzi photo of her with fellow cast members, she casually mentioned that the crew was “having coffee in between meetings with networks.”
And then she said the words 16-year-old me has been longing to hear since I last saw Dylan McKay’s brooding eyebrow raise on my living room TV and dreamed that I was Kelly and it was me and my perfectly poofy blonde bangs that won his heart.
“It’s confirmed. We are doing a new 90210,” the actress said. And gasps of excitement were heard across the nation from moms who were once 90s teens and still long nostalgically for their youth.
OK, Tori. We have a million questions. Will Donna and David still be together? Did Kelly really end up back with Dylan in NYC? How old is baby Maddie? Is Andrea now a grown-up newspaper editor? Are they all old now, like us? Are they the parents of tweens or teens themselves? WILL THERE BE A PEACH PIT?! And will the cast hang out there drinking wine and cocktails now that they are all graying, wrinkly 40-somethings?
Spelling gave us a few details to hold onto. In relatively vague terms, she explained that “almost” the whole original cast is coming back (Shannen Doherty has been battling cancer, so her commitment is not confirmed, and Luke Perry is currently starting in the CW series Riverdale, so he will only guest star on occasion. (Sigh. We will take what we can get, I guess.)
But that leads us to believe we will see regulars like Andrea and David and Brandon, and maybe even Valerie, Janet, and Noah . . . ?
Spelling also says the OG cast will play “heightened versions of ourselves” and that “fans will be pleasantly surprised because we will undercut that with scenes from the show.” She says to expect hour-long shows that resemble the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm. And, she added, “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.”
I have no idea what any of that means, but you better believe I’ll be tuning in to find out! Only this time I’ll probably have a glass of wine in hand instead of a Sprite. I just hope they air the show by 9:00—I mean, we ain’t teenagers anymore, amiright?
So when exactly can we expect the perfectly coiffed crew to grace our TV screens? Spelling says sometime in 2019! So not too long to wait to see what exactly the Walshes and friends have been up to these past two decades. Will the girls bring back lipliner and choker necklaces? And will the boys still wear those sunglasses that made them look so cool? Will the intro be them dancing on the beach with their mom and dad bods?! Can’t wait to find out!