While promoting her new ‘90210’-centric podcast with Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth dished on whether or not she’d ever do a straight-forward reboot of the ’90s hit series.
Even though Fox’s 2019 reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, titled BH90210, was met with fan frenzy, it wasn’t popular enough to renewed for a second season. And that may be because it wasn’t exactly the reboot that some had hoped for. Instead of a straight-forward reboot/revival of the series, this iteration of the show focused on the original series’ stars — Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, and Shannen Doherty — playing heightened versions of themselves.
And while Jennie told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she and Tori wanted to do “something different and innovative” at the time, they wouldn’t be opposed to doing a more, straight-forward revival of the original series in the future. While promoting their new iHeartRadio podcast 9021OMG!, in which they’ve been rewatching the series from beginning to end and documenting their reactions, Jennie said she “can’t imagine not working” with her former co-stars again.
When they first started coming up with the idea for a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot — ahead of BH90210‘s 2019 premiere — Jennie said they asked themselves, “Should we do a straight reboot? Should we play those characters again and just catch up with them later in life?” But she and Tori “were bent on the idea of doing something different and innovative and that’s when we wanted to kind of twist it from a different perspective and do it the way we did it.”
But different isn’t always good, and Jennie seemed to agree. “Some people loved it, [and] some people didn’t like it — they wanted [a] straight reboot.” Which is why Jennie wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of doing a straight-forward revival of the series like Will & Grace, Roseanne and more shows have done recently.
“I can’t imagine everybody going back to those characters but, you know, crazier things have happened to me. I can’t imagine though, after the fun we had last summer, [and] all being back together and living together in Vancouver for the summer — I can’t imagine not working with them again,” before adding, “I just want to be back with them and do something.”
Sadly, Jennie and Tori wouldn’t reveal whether anything was in the works at this time, but as huge fans of Beverly Hills, 90210, which ran on Fox for 10 seasons between 1990 and 2000, we can only hope that one day we’ll be able to see what our favorite characters from the show are up to today.