The stars of Beverly Hills, 90210 had their share of drama on the ’90s series, and after the series finale in 2000, the cast graduated from gossiping and backstabbing on screen to changing diapers and packing lunches in their roles as parents. Now, of course, many of the cast members are back in the spotlight with Fox’s BH90210, a quasi-revival of the hit show that features Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris playing “heightened versions of themselves” reuniting for a Beverly Hills, 90210 continuation.
“In general, it’s a show about the people making the show,” Garth exclusively told Us Weekly in May. “So you will get to see how … life imitates art. … We’re just digging into that. We’re having a lot of fun … taking an image that the public has of us or might have of us … and messing with it, playing with it.”
The 47-year-old confirmed to Us that we won’t see the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast’s real-life families on the screen — which is why, for example, La La Anthony will be playing Green’s wife instead of Megan Fox, the 45-year-old actor’s real-life spouse. Similarly, Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott — who recently defended her, Garth and Carteris against online trolls — will not appear on the revival.
“We’re fictionalizing everybody’s home lives to a certain degree,” Garth explained. Added Spelling: “Our spouses, children, everyone will be completely different.”
Also absent from BH90210 is Luke Perry, who died in March at the age of 52 following a stroke. “I had the cast come to my house [after Luke’s death], and then we’ve just been talking about it and sharing moments, and we will dedicate this story to him,” Carteris, 58, exclusively told Us in May. “We love Luke and it was really hard.”
BH90210 will premiere on Fox Wednesday, August 7, at 9 p.m. ET. In the meantime, scroll down to see adorable snaps of the cast’s real-life families.