Reality meets soap opera meets hilarious satire as the 90s cult teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 is revived as BH90210. The tongue-in-cheek limited series was conceptualised by co-stars and friends Jenny Garth and Tori Spelling, and season one has somehow proven to be both everything and nothing fans expected when the rumours of a reunion initially started flying around. What it definitely is though, is fun! We’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know about the ultimate 90s throwback.
While at its heart the show ultimately remains a reboot, the concept is much quirkier and out-of-the-box than what we’ve seen from similar revivals. The actors are playing themselves, but not exact versions, which leaves room for plenty of drama in the shape of affairs, steamy sexual tension between castmates (much to the delight of die-hard fans), even the threat of a deranged stalker. Garth and Spelling told US Weekly that the show is really an excuse for "everyone to make fun of themselves."
When does it take place?
The cast find themselves reunited while celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 at a disappointing Las Vegas reunion. Although the event goes laughably wrong, it does lead the stars to realise that a reboot of the show that played such a crucial role in their youth actually might just be the best thing to revive the humdrum middle-aged phase of their lives.