New mockumentary-style 90210 TV series slated to film in Vancouver

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      A forthcoming TV series based upon a popular ‘90s teen drama series is set to be filmed in Vancouver.

      According to local production lists, 90210 is scheduled to shoot Season 1 from May 21 to July 31, with production based in North Vancouver.

      However, according to reports, this version is neither a reboot nor a revival series.

      Instead, the show has been described as a meta-fictional or mockumentary-style dramedy series that will consist of six episodes that follow the original cast members playing heightened version of themselves as they try to pull together a reboot of the show.

      Cast members from the original series involved in the project include Vancouver’s Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris.

      Former original cast member Luke Perry was unable to fully participate in the series due to scheduling conflicts with his work on Riverdale, which also films in Vancouver but had been planning to make appearances. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when Perry died on February 27 at age 52 in California after suffering a stroke. His death happened to coincide on the same day that Fox officially announced the new 90210 series. 

      Another former original cast member, Shannen Doherty, was previously reported as not participating in the show although her status remains unclear.

      The original Beverly Hills, 90210 ran for 10 seasons from 1990 to 2000, and spawned several related series, including Melrose Place. A spin-off featuring new characters attending West Beverly Hills High School, also entitled 90210, ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2013 with some of the cast members of the original series making appearances.

      The new 90210 is slated to air this summer, although a specific premiere date has not been announced yet.