'BH90210' Fans Petition for Season 2 Following Season Finale Cliffhanger
By Zach Seemayer
The totally unique and incredibly meta BH90210 concluded it's six-episode first season on Wednesday and diehard fans are desperately pining for a second season.
The show - which has yet to officially get picked up for another run - wrapped up in a drama-filled finale that saw things finally coming together for the show-within-a-show production, but with some serious and important caveats.
This new iteration of Beverly Hills, 90210, stars much of the original cast -- Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris -- playing fictionalized versions of themselves. In the context of BH90210, the OG cast has reunited to pitch and film a pilot for a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, which they want to sell to Fox.
The unusual and hilariously self-aware format of the series has allowed the cast to mock and call out the many behind-the-scenes feuds, dramas and scandals that have followed them for years, while still telling a soap opera-esque story.
The cast's journey to bring Beverly Hills, 90210, back to screens -- again, in the fictional universe of the show -- reached its apex in Wednesday's finale when Fox execs pick the show up (instead of a proposed reboot of The OC), but have some drastic changes in mind.
The execs reveal they want to entirely recast the pilot, they're going to shoot the whole thing in Canada to save money, and they're going to fire one of the seven OG castmembers who are producing the project for budgetary concerns. Which means one of the BH90210 won't be coming back.
And that's one reason why so many fans are demanding that the show does, in fact, come back. Because that's one mean tease to never fully pay off on, and Fox has not made it clear what is in store for the show's future.
More more we want more! This is awesome! I love to see more of the “as themselves” and as the characters both! The 90210 feel with the more mature look back and hope for a better tomorow! #90210reboot@FOXTVhttps://t.co/l05zChl1wA
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Several days ago, before the finale kicked off, one fan made a Change.Org petition to save the show, explaining, "This show is fresh and not just your normal reboot. Its original!!!" The petition has earned several thousand signatures in a matter of days.