Tuesday, June 03, 2008

High School Reunion

The New York Post is reporting that the new CW spin-off series based on Beverly Hills, 90210 will be filming at the same school site that the original series filmed at. Torrance High School was filmed as West Beverly High for BH, 90210 (it was also used as Sunnydale High in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and will, once again, stand in for West Bev High when the new 90210 show begins filming next week:

THE new version of "90210" will look familiar to fans of the original shows for at least one reason - it's being filmed at the same high school. The new show - which begins filming next week - will be shot at Torrance High School, the same place the first show was shot, according the officials. Torrance High, with its Spanish-style architecture, served as the fictitious West Beverly High in "Beverly Hills 90210" and as Sunnydale High, the alma mater of Buffy Summers in the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

To me, Torrance High School will always be Sunnydale High first and foremost (even tho BH, 90210 filmed there years before BtVS was created) but I am glad that 90210 is returning to the original school for filming. It really sounds like the show's producers are doing everything they can to ensure that the spin-off show will have as many original elements of the original show as possible (so there's still hope that Ian Ziering will get "the call"). The show sounds like it's coming together nicely ... so far, so good. [Source]