US TV Network the CW is considering ordering a new blast from the past... a revival of Fox's hit teen series Beverly Hills, 90210
The original primetime teen drama-soap (produced by Aaron Spelling) first screened back in 1990, running for ten seasons through until 2000. The show's original creator Darren Star is not directly involved with the new project, but Veronica Mars
creator Rob Thomas is writing the pilot.
The project has been put "on the fast track", with CW due to decide over the next weeks whether to order a pilot of the contemporary spinoff. The Beverly Hills, 90210 remake would feature a whole new generation of rich teens and their struggles in living the high life at Beverly Hills High.
The plot for new-generation show is similar to the original, revolving around a family with two teenage kids, who have moved to Beverly Hills from America's Midwest. Some of the new characters may be loosely connected to characters from the original show.
After a slow start, the 90's Fox tv series went on to become a massive international hit. The show made stars of Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris.
(No word on whether any of the original stars will make a guest appearance).
In 1992 Beverly Hills, 90210
launched a spinoff primetime soap-drama, Melrose Place (stars included Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Daphne Zuniga, Doug Savant, Thomas Calabro, Marcia Cross, and many others).Melrose Place
also spawned its own spinoff show, Models, Inc.
(starring the likes of Linda Gray and Emma Samms) which unfortunately lasted just one extended season on Fox in 94/95.* NZ Herald: First glimpse of '90210' spinoff hints at family ties