La La Anthony is joining the upcoming 90210 revival, and if that wasn’t enough of a shock, you should also know that she will be playing the wife of an original cast member and your teen crush, Brian Austin Green.
Deadline broke the news on Thursday, saying Anthony will have a recurring role on the project BH90210, which at present time, will only be about six episodes. She will star as Shay, the wife of Green’s character. Shay is a “superstar hip-hop/pop artist” according to Deadline, and since she is the successful breadwinner in their household, Green’s character will be the one caring for their three children. This particular storyline may be inspired by Green’s real life, as he is the husband of popular actress Megan Fox and they share three children that he’s Mr. Mom to.
Shay is also described as being down to earth, despite being such a public figure.
Anthony shared her excitement over the news being announced on her Instagram.
“90210 IS BACK!!” she wrote. “I’m honored to be joining the cast of 90210‼️It’s gonna be crazy! Excited to play the wife of the original Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green👰🏽🤵🏼Let’s gooooo!!”
This opportunity comes at a great time for Anthony, who plays Lakeisha Grant on the Starz hit Power. The upcoming sixth season will be the final one for the show, so it’s good that she is already locking down new roles. She is the first non-original cast member to join BH90210.
The series will reportedly be inspired by the real lives of its cast members, who will play exaggerated versions of themselves attempting to get a reboot together. Returning faces include Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris. Cast and pop culture favorite Luke Perry was set to take part in the revival in a limited role because of his work on the CW’s Riverdale, but he passed away in March.
The original series, which was one of the biggest shows of the ’90s, ended 19 years ago. There was a CW spinoff, Beverly Hills, 90210, that featured Tristan “Mack” Wilds. It lasted from 2008 to 2013. But as the saying goes, ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, and you can see the real thing, the revival that is, when it premieres August 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
Check out the preview trailer for the revamped project below: