Writer Dishes 90210 Spinoff Details

03/19/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

Writer Dishes 90210 Spinoff Details
Andrew Semel/FOX
There's a new family moving into the exclusive 90210 zip code.

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is penning the pilot for the CW's spinoff Beverly Hills, 90210, and though he didn't mention the do-good Walsh family from the original made famous in the '90s, he revealed some details about the new family.

"The guy who gets hired as the new principal brings his family of four from Kansas to Beverly Hills. The principal, himself, graduated from West Beverly High School," he said. "The grandmother -- the principal's mother -- is a Julie Christie-like actress who is once again going into rehab."

The principal is "reluctantly" moving back to his old stamping grounds and bringing his wife, son and daughter with him, he said.



Don't expect to find everyone gathered at the counter of The Peach Pit, at least not in the pilot, Thomas said, but he hopes to bring the '50s-style diner popularized in the original version into future episodes of the show.

Of course, the children from the Midwest won't be living off their parent's credit cards.

"I think, one or both sibling's jobs will be at a movie theater," Thomas said.

Since it is a spinoff, is there any chance we'll be running into Brandon, Kelly or Dillon?

"There is a plan for bringing back one of the cast members," but he said he didn't know which one because "we haven't talked to any of them."

Check out Variety for more details on the characters. -- Elaine Aradillas

Tell us: Which 90210 cast member would you like most to come back?Andrew Semel/FOX

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