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The surprise hit series of the 1990 television series was Beverly Hills 90210, which was produced by the prolific television and film producer, Aaron Spelling.
Beverly Hills 90210 was an hour-long drama series that originally centred on the 16-year old Walsh twins, a boy and a girl, whose family had moved to Beverly Hills (zip code: 90210) from Minnesota when their father, an accountant, was transferred to Southern California.
The twins’ attempts to fit in with their new, much more sophisticated crowd of friends at West Beverly High led to numerous problems.
Immediately popular with teenagers all across the United States, and later with viewers all over the world, Beverly Hills 90210 dealt with such sensitive subjects as premarital sex, alcohol and drug addiction, and many other subjects of concern to teens.
Jason Priestly played Brandon Walsh, and Shannen Doherty played his twin sister Brenda. Carol Potter and James Eckhouse played the twins’ parents, Cindy and Jim Walsh.
Among the other regular characters who became popular with viewers – and often became the focus of weekly episodes – were Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), Brenda’s snooty friend and the daughter of a recovering alcoholic mother; Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering), the adopted son of a television star; Andrea Zuckerman-Vasquez (Gabrielle Carteris), the brainy editor of the school newspaper; insecure David Silver (Brian Austin Green); Brandon’s ever-sullen surfing buddy Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), who was also Brenda’s boyfriend; the dyslexic Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) and Scott Scanlon (Douglas Emerson) who was killed in a shooting accident.
As the series continued to be popular, many new performers joined the cast, and several of the show’s cast members went on to appear in other TV shows an films.
Brian Austin Green