Media personality and actress #LalaAnthony has signed on as the newest cast member of the pseudo-revival of ’Beverly Hills 90210.’
In Fox’s six-episode drama series, Anthony will play the wife of the original ’Beverly Hills, 90210’ star Brian Austin Green. This will make Anthony the first cast member of the series who wasn’t a part of the original cast. However, the show will still feature original cast members Green, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, and Tori Spelling. Deadline reports the show will follow the original cast playing heightened versions of themselves — “with a healthy dose of irreverence” — as they try to get a revival of their old show off the ground.
Anthony will play Green’s wife, Shay, who is a hip-hop superstar and breadwinner in her home. While she is in the center of stardom, she remains humble. The original series ended with Green’s character David marrying Spelling‘s Donna Martin, the CW 90210 series that ran from 2008 to 2013, ended with David and Donna splitting shortly after the birth of their daughter.
Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, and Paul Sciarrotta are co-showrunners and executive produce alongside Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering. The series was created by Alberghini, Chessler, Spelling, and Garth.
The show is set to premiere in August.