/Shannen Doherty Is Officially In for FOX’s Meta 90210 Revival

Shannen Doherty Is Officially In for FOX’s Meta 90210 Revival

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Fear not, Beverly Hills, 90210 diehards: Fox’s impending reboot will not be without our beloved Brenda. Some two months after the network officially announced it would stage an unusual reunion of the 1990s teen drama, star Shannen Doherty at last confirmed she’ll reprise her role as Brenda Walsh.

Deadline first confirmed Doherty’s involvement, though the star herself posted a throwback Instagram shot to make it official:

Doherty’s name was originally absent from a cast list that included Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Gabrielle Carteris and Ian Ziering. Original series star Luke Perry had not yet signed on to the revival by the time of his death on March 4, owing to his role on The CW’s Riverdale, though the Fox project is expected to pay tribute to the late actor in some form.

The BH90210 project will see the seven actors portraying “heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama—with a healthy dose of irreverence—that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.” The original stars come together in the hopes of staging an actual 90210 reboot—distinct from the 2008 CW revival in which Doherty also periodically reprised her role. She left the original series after its fourth season, amid rumors of difficult on-set behavior.

Doherty will also executive produce the series, which is expected to air this summer.

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