Shannen Doherty to reprise her role as Brenda Walsh in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reunion
It is quite a pleasant surprise to see Doherty get back with the rest of the cast since the original series had centered around her character, her twin brother Brandon (Priestley), and the amount of compromise the two characters had to go through in order to survive in Beverly Hills
Shannen Doherty is on board for the reunion series of 'Beverly Hills, 90210', where the actress had played the character of Brenda Walsh. The American teen drama series which aired between 1990 to 2000, is known to have been the longest running show ever produced by Aaron Spelling, as it followed a group of friends living in upscale star-studded Beverly Hills, California, as they move from high school to college, and then gradually into the adult world.
The upcoming reunion will also feature the original cast which includes, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. Doherty's inclusion was announced on Instagram by Spelling, who put up a picture of the cast in the original series, and captioned it, "t’s OFFICIAL...ALL the OG 90210 girls will be together again! So [excited] to go on this journey with you @jenniegarth @[email protected] @90210onfox ...#girlpower #fbf #comingthissummer#90210 #beverlyhills."
Doherty's return on the show was a matter of major speculation for fans, following which Spelling said “There is no status right now but… we would love to have her." In an interview with ET, the actress had earlier mentioned that she was just as excited about the whole idea of a reunion.
Spelling said, "We had our first meeting, we all got into a room together saying, 'Should we do this?' and I remember [Brian Austin Green] saying, 'This is surreal!' He was just like, 'I'm looking around seeing all your faces, and it's so weird because we were all teenagers back then. Now we're together every week and we talk about our kids and partners and life and pick up at school."
This reunion comes after a reboot which aired on The CW in 2008 with a new generation of characters for a five-season run but as expected, nothing is better than the original, and fans soon wanted to see the original cast come on board.
Hence, it is quite a pleasant surprise to see Doherty get back with the rest of the cast since the original series had centered around her character and her twin brother, Brandon (Priestley) and the amount of compromise the two characters had to go through in order to survive in Beverly Hills.
The show was a pop sensation, much like 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S', as it typically produced the simpler yet exciting times of the '90s. The characters gained such popularity that Doherty even returned to reprise her role as a guest star in the 2008-2013 reboot.