According to reports, Lifetime is planning to show us what really happened behind the scenes of “90210” with “The Unauthorized ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Story,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“An international pop culture phenomenon, the drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 ruled the 1990s television landscape,” Lifetime said in a statement.
With the 25th anniversary of the debut of Beverly Hills, 90210 fast approaching, the cable network is making the popular ‘90s primetime soap the latest to get the “unauthorized” TV movie treatment following Full House and Saved by the Bell.
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 legacy.
The announcement follows April’s news about Lifetime’s upcoming (and also unauthorized) Full House movie. The network previously aired an unauthorized movie about fellow ’90s favorite Saved By The Bell in 2014.
According to Lifetime’s logline for the film, “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story will show the roller coaster 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 massive success and imprint in the cultural zeitgeist and lasting impression it has made on millions of people to this day.”
Directed by Vanessa Parise (PopFan), the film will be executive produced by Peter M. Green (Mean Girls 2) and Howard Braunstein (The Informant!), with a script penned by Jeff Roda (Love Liza). An air date has not been announced.
Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered Oct. 4, 1990 on Fox and ran for a decade.
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.