Shannen Doherty confirms she's joining the 90210 reboot

The 90210 cast will reunite in a new series.
The 90210 cast will reunite in a new series. 

It's official: Brenda Walsh will be part of Fox's Beverly Hill's 90210 revamp, a six-episode series set to air later this year.

Shannen Doherty took to Instagram on Friday to announce she'd signed on to the project, joining fellow 90210 alumni Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling.

"Yes, it's official," the 48-year-old wrote. "The real question is ... will we still be rocking those outfits."


Yes it’s official. The real question is.... will we still be rocking those outfits. #bh90210

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"Welcome back to Beverly Hills," Fox posted.


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When the mockuseries was announced back in February, fans were told to expect a reboot - with a twist.

"Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, 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," Fox said. "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?

"The seven former teen idols will be playing heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialised drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other."


Appearing on Access Live, Tori Spelling spilled further details of the project:

"It is the OG crew back together," she said. "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."

At the time, only two cast members remained unconfirmed: Shannon Doherty and Luke Perry. 

"Luke [Perry] has Riverdale, so Luke will do as many as he can do," Spelling said. "But almost the whole original cast."

Just days after the reboot was announced, however, Perry died, aged 52, after experiencing a stroke.

Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh in four seasons of the hit show, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She underwent a single mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, followed by reconstructive surgery. 

Speaking to Health in February, Doherty explained that her cancer was in remission, adding: "But I'm still not done with this journey. Every five years [cancer-free] is another milestone ...As brutal as it was, cancer was a gift," she said. "It opened me up, it taught me about myself, and it changed me as a human being forever.

Given Doherty's time on 90210 was plagued by rumours of rifts between her and her co-stars, we can only imagine sparks will fly as the gang reunite almost two decades later. 

And we can't wait.