Tori Spelling confirms a 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot is happening

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Image: Fox Network 

Hold onto your hairspray people, because Donna Martin (AKA Tori Spelling) has announced that a Beverly Hills 90210 reunion series is legitimately happening.

That's right, after almost 20 years the much-loved, original gang from West Beverly High is back.

And with this most excellent news, all of our wildest teenage dreams of marrying Brandon Walsh at the Peach Pit have been reignited. 

The rumours of a remake of the iconic 90s teen drama have been circulating for years, but went into overdrive after photos emerged of Spelling and other cast members, including Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley and Brian Austin Green, having coffee together last December. 

In an interview with Access Hollywood last week, 45-year-old Spelling was quizzed about the paparazzi shots and verified that the old crew were having coffees in between network meetings.

"It's confirmed," she admitted with a huge grin. "We're doing a new 90210."

Her revelation was clearly a shock to the hosts - who leapt to their feet clapping and cheering with excitement (we are right there with you guys just FYI!) 

"Did I just confirm something that wasn't known?", she laughed. 


Spelling went on to spill more details about the revival.

"It is the OG crew back together, and we're playing heightened versions of ourselves," she explained.

"The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. So it'll be a whole ensemble cast. Almost everybody."

While most of the cast have been confirmed, according to Spelling, a couple of notable favourites are uncertain. 

"Luke [Perry] has Riverdale, so Luke will do as many as he can do," Spelling said of original cast member Luke Perry, who played bad boy Dylan McKay. "But almost the whole original cast."

Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh and has been battling breast cancer for the past few years, is also a question mark.

"We would love to have her on of course," Spelling said, "but there is no status right now."

In a follow-up interview with ET Canada, Spelling got sentimental about reconnecting with her old friends and cast mates at those early meetings.

"I remember [Brian Austin Green] saying, 'This is surreal!' He was just like, 'I'm looking around seeing all your faces, and it's so weird because we were all teenagers back then,'" Spelling recalled. "Now we're together every week and we talk about our kids and partners and life and pick up at school."

"We all love each other and we're family, but life goes different ways," she shared. "Brian Green and I hadn't seen each other in 20 years."

For the uninitiated, the series first graced our screens in 1990 and ran for 10 glorious seasons. It followed the triumphs, tears and love triangles of a group of friends attending West Beverly High School in Los Angeles. And it was everything. 

So there it is folks, almost the entire original cast and a Peach Pit that serves alcohol now the gang are finally of legal age. 

We really hope Spelling isn't just messing with our emotions here, as there hasn't been official confirmation from the network itself, but all our fingers and toes are crossed.  

We haven't been this excited since Donna Martin finally graduated.