Actor JASON PRIESTLEY will join his former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 castmates in
the new series’ spin-off – as a director.
Priestley is in talks to take the helm for an episode of the new show which
is set to air next spring (09).
And the 39-year-old star will reportedly be joined by his former onscreen
sister, Shannen Doherty, who is in negotiations to return for two more episodes
less than a month after turning down offers to extend her contract with the
Doherty’s negotiations follow original co-star Jennie Garth’s agreement to
add another five episodes to her stint on 90210.
The pair’s former castmate, Tori Spelling, turned down the chance to reprise
her role on the spin-off following a reported salary dispute, and another 90210
oldie, Luke Perry, has repeatedly refused to talk about the new show – even
though his character is part of the storyline.
Executive producer Gabe Sachs admits he’s just happy that Priestley is
potentially onboard, “I think it would be a kick for Jason to work with any of
his (former 90210 co-stars), and it would also add something special to that
Meanwhile, another former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, Brian Austin Green, has
revealed he wants to make a cameo appearance in the new spin-off series.
He recently denied rumors he has been approached to play David Silver once
more – but now claims he would consider a walk-on part if he was offered the
He says, “If it made sense, it would be fun to do just a couple of scenes.”