Here's what the new '90210' will look like

90210_lDetails of Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas’ reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 are emerging, and I’m not sure fans of the original will be happy. (Tough luck; this show’s not for you.) Judging by the casting-search and character breakdowns revealed in this Variety article, it doesn’t look like any of the characters from the original show (pictured) will be back, although there are a brother and sister with the last name Silver, so they could be related to Brian Austin Green’s David Silver from the old show. (The Silver girl is Jewish and media-savvy — she has her own YouTube show — is she the new Andrea?)

The CW series will, like the original, center on a family (named Mills, not Walsh) with two teen siblings, a girl and a guy; only this time, the guy is more like bad-boy Dylan than wholesome Brandon, and he’s also adopted — and probably African-American. In fact, the new show promises to be a little more racially diverse than the old show, though I didn’t spot any Latino or Asian characters. (The show’s still set in California, isn’t it?)

Read the breakdown at Variety, then tell us if you think 90210 2.0 will do justice to the original, improve upon it, or go flat faster than a soda at the Peach Pit.

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  • Working Girl

    i think i just got tingly little goosebumps thinking about how freaking awesome new 90210 is going to be. if these people are “Silver”s, i want B.A.G. cameos aplenty, as well as appearances by Mel Silver, original 90210’s resident DILF.

  • Tina

    Well thanks for hurting my feelings. I was so hoping to see Donna and David’s kid as the “Silver girl”. Steven could have married an Asian woman and we could have the Asian friend. Andrea had a baby by a Latino so their kid could have been the Latino friend. Then we would have like all the races respresented:white, Black (the adoptee), Latino, Jew, Asian.

  • Anonymous

    This will not be as good as the original. I can’t believe they are remaking it already. My friends and I grew up watching 90210. It is too soon for this show to be remade and it will never be as good. It’s classic 90s. That’s all there is to it.

  • Winona

    How can this be labeled a “spin-off” when there aren’t any real links other than the zip code? We don’t have any Silver-to-Silver confirmation yet…

  • NineDaves

    they’re saying this harry mills went to beverly, not west beverly. so they can’t even call this a spinoff! i swear, if they go into the peach pit (or even the peach pit after dark), and nat is like, “hey you remind me of some people i once knew,” i am going to throw up. and with the new zip codes, shouldn’t the new show be called BEVERLY HILLS 90210-5302?

  • Cam

    That description of the case made me way more interested than I imagined I could be. That’s not saying a lot, but we’ll see.

  • mark in nyc

    SNL said it best this last weekend….this show has already been remade as One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The OC, The Hills and just about any other show on the CW……when 90210 came out it was (for lack of a better word) revolutionary cause it showed teenagers with adult problems in a rich environment.
    That is now every other show on tv.
    That being said as long as they cast pretty actors it will be a big hit.

  • Shauna

    Why is Hollywood so obsessed with remakes? Isn’t it bad enough that television shows from decades past are being remade into feature-length movies? I mean, did we really need Starsky & Hutch or Bewitched? Is Dragnet going to be a runaway hit? No. Let’s just remember 90210 fondly as a show we all grew up with and leave it at that. It wasn’t broken, so why are people trying to fix it? Sadly, the answer seems to be that there is a major shortage of new, fresh ideas out there so people are turning to remakes and spinoffs and are trying to add their signature to it. It’s just sad. Someone somewhere out there must have an original idea!

  • IloveSteveSanders

    Why? Why would they do something like this? Seriously, what’s next? Remaking Dallas? Dynasty? Fantasy Island? The Facts of Life? Though…a modern remake of FOL would be kind of cool. How does one go about becoming a pitch person at CW??

  • Nose

    Yet another childhood/teenage memory ruined. Thanks, CW.

  • Mike

    Remakes=total lack of imagination. The only two words I cared about were Rob Thomas. He needs to be creating a reboot of Veronica Mars!!! Evidently, I’m not over that yet.

  • Snarf

    Meh. Oh who am I kidding? Of course I’ll check it out. Note to the tall foreheads at the CW, the new 90210 should be paired with “Gossip Girl”

  • SDA333

    Just get back to “Veronica Mars”!!! Shop it around to other networks – FX, A & E, Lifetime, Bravo, hell- even Spike! There’s gotta be a network interetsed in a show with such a rabid and devoted fan base!

  • Nix

    If it’s not tied to anything in the old show, then it’s a transplant of the first season of The OC, and nothing was better than the first season of The OC. Including the rest of the seasons of The OC.

  • Rebekah

    I would only watch the new version if some of the original characters return. If it goes the way this is explained, I’m out. I’m a major 90210 fan. Just finished watching the high school graduation episode on SoapNet.

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