BEVERLY HILLS—Lifetime has announced the making of yet another unauthorized TV movie based on a popular 90s TV show.
The network has announced—first by The Hollywood Reporter—that it will air a movie based on the popular 90s primetime soap, “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
“The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210” story will center on the rollercoaster ride of the program’s first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off-set, including the series’ journey from several near cancellations to its success and pop culture agency.
This tell-all follows a new trend for the network that released the “Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story”
in 2014 and is currently in production on a “Full House” flick.
“Beverly Hills, 90210” premiered on October 4, 1990 on Fox and ran for a decade, becoming a staple series for the network and making stars out of leads Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green. The popularity of the show – it was nominated for Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes in 1992-93 – also helped launch several spinoffs that included “Melrose Place” and the short-lived “Models Inc.”
In 2008, The CW revived the series with “90210,” bringing back Garth, Spelling and Doherty to reprise their roles on the modern update. It lasted for five seasons before ending in 2013.
Peter M. Green “Mean Girls 2” and Howard Braunstein “The Informant” are executive producing the TV movie, with Christian Bruyere from “A Girl’s Best Friend” producing. Vanessa Parise “PopFan” is directing the TV movie from a screenplay by Jeff Roda “Love Lida”
No airdate has been released for the project.