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New Details Emerge about Beverly Hills 90210 Spinoff

Introducing the New Rich Kids of 90210

For a show that's not official yet, we sure are hearing a lot about the new Rob Thomas-penned Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff. The Hollywood Reporter got its hands on a detailed description of the series, Variety pieced together details from various casting notices to put together a pretty darn full picture of what the show will look like, and Thomas himself talked to People about his plans. It still doesn't have a title, but that's about the only thing it's lacking.

It always starts with the parents on shows like this, and here we've got a grandma in the mix: Tabitha Mills, a 60-ish actress and alcoholic (par for the course here) who Variety says "was a major star in the 1970s and had been linked to everyone from Warren Beatty to Jack Nicholson." She's moved to her 90210 estate after yet another stint in Betty Ford.

Living close by is her do-gooder son, Harry Mills, who graduated from Beverly Hills High in the 1980s and has decided to move home from Kansas City (according to Thomas) or St. Louis (according to Variety) to help his mom out. He gets hired as the new principal of BevHigh, and his wife, Celia, is an ex-Olympic athlete who finds her niche in the Golden State as a personal trainer. As for the children, well:

  • Annie, 16, is an emo kid and drama nerd who's trying to make it with the cool crowd.
  • Dixon, also 16, is a "supersmart bad boy who has lingering social and behavioral issues" — and the casting notice is neutral on his physical description, which Variety speculates could mean he won't be white.

But that's just the family. Are there more teens in this soapy, sun-soaked universe? Why, of course there are! Just


First up, there are the Silver kids — whose parents are noticeably missing from the story, despite the fact that one of the original characters was David Silver (Brian Austin Green). Could they be the offspring of David and Donna (Tori Spelling)? Nieces and nephews? Maybe it depends on how much work Green and Spelling have when the show starts shooting? Thomas did confirm that one cast member will return, though he wouldn't say which. Anyway, the Silvers apparently live in a mansion since their parents have been "on a cruise" for a long time. They are:

  • Daphne Silver — that's just Silver to you — is a high schooler who hosts her own YouTube series (how's that for some good ol' millenial charm?) and wants to be a socialite. She's the only Jewish girl at Bev High with a black boyfriend, and she has a crush on Dixon; it's unclear if Dixon is that boyfriend or not.
  • Max Silver, 24, manages the Century City Mall's movie theater. He, according to Variety, "seems forever on the verge of a nervous breakdown and appears to be harboring some secrets." Um, like he's the illegitimate son of David Silver and one of his many BevHills girlfriends, perhaps?

And then there are a few more random high schoolers to hang out at the mall with our main kiddos:

  • Navid Shirazi is a teen of Middle Eastern descent who runs the school's TV newscast and is a high school politician.
  • Ethan Ward is the token jock who gets dropped by the popular kids and ends up hanging out with the rest of our cast. Um, these kids aren't the in crowd?
  • Naomi Bennett is — if you couldn't guess from the name — hot, rich, and dating Ethan. Variety says Naomi "appears to be a brat but will end up having more layers."

Also, it's not a character (technically), but Thomas said the Peach Pit will be back, too.

So, your thoughts? Could it stack up to the original? Who are these mysterious Silver children?


bolangirl bolangirl 9 years
sounds like its going to be really boring
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
It sounds like One Tree Hill meets The OC. Blech! :rotfl:
emalove emalove 9 years
This pisses me off. They should just leave a great show alone...I guarantee this will be a huge flop.
KWM KWM 9 years
I think I am going to hate it but not be able to stop watching it
angelcakesugar angelcakesugar 9 years
Some things should never be remade. 90210 was classic as it is. If the CW is so keen on making a west coast Gossip Girl (which I love!!) why not also go by a book series? There's the 'A-List' series which essentially is a GOOD version of a West Coast GG. I think Zoey Dean writes the series. The characters are varied and it doesn't screw up our beloved 90210. Jeez. The CW really needs new blood. First they cancel Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and now they're giving us this. And I was almost ready to call it a truce with Gossip Girls.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
JennaV — that's exactly what I thought when I first heard about this! "Oh, they should do it like Degrassi!"
JennaV JennaV 9 years
David and Kelly's sister is that Daphne Silver cannot be her if they are trying to be accurate. Terrible idea. I can already tell this will blow. Although, it would have been nice if they did have a tie if Erin was in this show. Kinda like how when Degrassi came back and it was centered around Spike's daughter, Emma.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
He's not on Bionic Woman, he's on that Terminator series. I don't think he would come back to this crap but Tori just might. I wouldn't watch this drek if you paid me.
pargie pargie 9 years
Brian Austin Green (David) is on Bionic Woman, remember his music video?
Meka_suga Meka_suga 9 years
No thank you.
spitfire2 spitfire2 9 years
I never could stand that blonde headed guy :sick:
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I sit in the corner and cry. Whhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyy.
girl_about_town girl_about_town 9 years
The "Silver" could be Kelly's baby sister---the one her mom and David's dad had. She'd be around 16 by now...
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like that there are atypical characters, but it seems like they are just trying to be PC just because. I wonder how fully developed the Middle Eastern girl will be, for instance.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
sounds umm...interesting?! no. odd. i'm not sure about this - but there aren't many high school shows on now, are there?
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
bahaha! sounds horrible, a sickeningly guilty pleasure. and i'm pretty sure that tori and brian are available to join the cast. :ROTFL: more of the original cast!
megnmac megnmac 9 years
It is just another teen soap, with probably the same chance as any of them, and is hoping that the hype of a 'spinoff' will give it a name brand and pull people in. Ultimately, it all depends on if they hook people in... and the CW seems to be good at this niche teen drama arena.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
You can't "remake" a classic. Especially without original cast, Aaron Spelling, etc.
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
i bet a few shows will be aired, noone will actually grab a hold of the "remake?" then it will be canceled after a few eps.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
wow - that sounds just awful! i don't know if i'll be able to handle the new version.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
why o why must they mess up something was sooo great!
bonbonagogo bonbonagogo 9 years
Get the F out. I can't believe they are going to make it this bad this many years later. Ack.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
I've just recently started watching the original 90210, and I was just commenting on how actually real a lot of things in the series are compared to my memory of what the show seemed to be like when I was a young teen. I feel like a new version of the same thing just wouldn't cut it for me. Remember when That 70s Show was big and then they put out the 80s version of the show and it was on for all of a handful of totally forgettable episodes? I just feel like you can't mess with something so good and hope to get it right.
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