The main star for the original “Beverly Hills 90210” Jason Priestly drops out of reprising his role as Brandon Walsh for the spinoff TV show when asked to do it. He maybe looking to direct a few episodes though, only when his old cast mates are starring in them. Jason starred in 248 episodes of the original series as Brandon and directed 18 episodes of the original. Jason feels that Brandon did his time from the original series and feels that the character is not needed for the new series.
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Maybe it is kind of a good thing that Luke Perry and Jason aren’t returning.
It’s time for new young male stars to rise to the top for the show, we don’t need to see them being held down by “has beens”.