Though The CW has yet to give the go-ahead to the new Bev a.k.a. Beverly Hills, 90210, someone (who I love) has already leaked the details of the pilot! Although it's not my beloved Walsh family that the series will revolve around, there is a new family in the zip code; The Mills from The Hills. Yup, they're the Mills family. And the cast has roles open for multiple ethnicities. It's a whole new Bev!
Here's what Variety has found out:
"Matriarch of the family is Tabitha Mills, a 60-something actress/alcoholic who was a major star in the 1970s and had been linked to everyone from Warren Beatty to Jack Nicholson. After her latest bout at Betty Ford, Tabitha decides to try to live on her own in her BevHills estate.
Worried for his mom's safety, do-gooder son Harrison "Harry" Mills, a 1980s graduate of Beverly Hills High, decides to move back home to the 90210 after years in St. Louis. He brings with him his wife, Celia, an Olympic athlete who's looking forward to living in Cali, and ends up working as a personal trainer.
The couple have two 16-year-olds: Daughter Annie and adopted son Dixon. Annie is an emo/theater kid who's desperate to fit in with the cool crowd. Dylan, er, Dixon is a supersmart bad boy who has lingering social and behavioral issues -- and not an ounce of nerdiness in him."
Other non-familial characters include two siblings with the Silver surname! Related to David? Maybe!
"Silver, aka Daphne Silver, a wannabe socialite who hosts her own YouTube series. She becomes good pals with Annie and has a crush on Dixon (as well as the only Jewish girl at BevHills High with a black boyfriend).
Max Silver, Daphne's 24-year-old brother, is a working man who manages the family movie theater at the Century City Mall (the new show's version of the Peach Pit, perhaps?) He seems forever on the verge of a nervous breakdown and appears to be harboring some secrets.
Navid Shirazi produces the high school's student-run video newscast and is of Middle Eastern descent. He's the consummate high school politician.
Ethan Ward is a likable jock who falls out of favor with the "in" crowd and ends up hanging with the "90210" crew.
Naomi Bennett is Ethan's super-hot, ultra-rich ex-girlfriend. She appears to be a brat but will end up having more layers."
With all the buzz that show is already getting, I can't imagine The CW is going to turn its back on this. Yippee!