• Publication date: December 6, 2010

Beverly Hills Is Back A Revised Vision Of Classic "90210"

Created as a spin-off from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 which was turned into a franchise by creator Darren Star, 90210 is a new and contemporary take on Star's vision aired in the US in September 2008

Created as a spin-off from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 which was turned into a franchise by creator Darren Star, 90210 is a new and contemporary take on Star's vision aired in the US in September 2008.

The new series' pilot was penned by producer Rob Thomas, who resigned as creator to make way for Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, who produced a revised version of his script.

The new "90210" uses some of the same sets as "Beverly Hills, 90210" such as the high school and 'the Peach Pit', and much like the original show, 90210 follows the move of a family [parents Debbie and Harry Wilson, their daughter Annie and adoptive son Dixon] from Kansas to settle in Beverly Hills.

A graduate of Beverly Hills High, Harry comes back to Beverly Hills both to look after his mother Tabitha and to work as the Beverly Hills High school principal. The family struggles to adjust to their new lives; daughter Annie has a hard time balancing romances and friendships as well as popularity and identity, while their adopted son Dixon has a hard time finding peace with issues of his adoption and heritage, while in the meantime parents Harry and Debbie hit a road bump when they discover that Harry has a son from a former high school sweetheart.

Harry's high school sweetheart, Tracy Clark, has a daughter of her own, Naomi Clark. Naomi and Annie alternate between enemies in a love triangle and sister-like sentiments as the plot thickens.

Naomi's best friend, fallen starlet Adrianna Duncan battles a drug addiction. This causes her a great deal of trouble when Harry decides to clean the school, with the help of an undercover cop disguised as a student: Kimberly McIntyre.

Navid Shirazi is the head of the school's paper and Dixon's best friend. He gravitates towards Adrianna and helps with her addiction.

The creators of the new series sought to reinvent "90210" through using current and timely issues in their storyline and subplots, promising a timelier product, delivered in a more powerfully realistic fashion.